Phone conversations between brothers and sisters

28-10-1999 | IslamWeb


Phone conversation between brothers and sisters: What is allowed and what is not allowed (i.e : conversation for purpose of religion or marriage)? Could you give me daleel and fatwa from scholars.


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. 1. Initially, the Shari‘ah requires the woman to stay at home and to avoid mixing with men as much as she can. Allah says: {and stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance}.       [33:33] 2.It is lawful for the woman to address men for some purpose like buying, selling, and asking about religious matters, complaining and the like provided that she doesn’t face any temptations. 3.It appears from the nature of the Internet itself that making voiced conversations through this means is, most of the time, a source of temptations and mutual understanding. The woman does not need this. The most correct view forbids such conversations. 4.On the other hand, participating in the sites of conversational groups by writing some views and opinions about serious and meaningful subjects is lawful. In this case the woman should propose the knowledge and the good ideas she has, avoiding any praise or compliments from her or for her. The conversation itself should be within conversational groups. As for private conversations, it is better and more appropriate to avoid them. 6. From the above, we deduce that the participation of a woman in futile conversations does not achieve any objective of preaching. Talking with men about journeys & trips, foods and drinks and such subjects do not suit the Muslim women. It is a bad extension in addressing men without a real need. The modesty of the woman should prevent her from this. And Allah knows best.