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Seclusion in the Office

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question about what counts as seclusion if one works is a closed office anyone can access at any time. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I work in a small office whose main door is routinely closed, people can do routinely enter and exit but someone from the […]

Mixed Schools and Looking at the Opposite Sex

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked a series of questions about receiving an education in schools where and women attend and if it is permissible. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’m a 17 year old girl who lives in a non-Muslim country. I am studying in a mixed school where men and women […]

Side Entrance: Why Mosques Are Still Getting It Wrong, by Mona Rahman

Mona Rahman on the consequences of entering mosques through a side entrance and disappearing from sight, especially if you’ve got boys in tow. I’m going to just come out and say this. En route home from a soccer festival we stopped at a masjid. Alhamdulillah the masjid was open. We went to pray, my dad, my sons […]

Is a Henna Event Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am getting married soon and had two questions: 1. Is a Henna event permissible? It will be an only women’s gathering in which girls will put henna on their hands and there will be food. 2. There is a tradition in which the sisters of the bride hide […]

How Should I Interact With My Male Cousin?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I used to like my cousin, but don’t anymore. He got my number and is texting me, and I feel guilty when I respond to him. He isn’t religious so it doesn’t bother him. He likes to ask my advice and doesn’t say anything inappropriate. Am I doing […]

What Is the Ruling Regarding Sharing Food or Water With Non-Mahrams?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Could you share the ruling regarding sharing food or water with non-mahrams? I study at a co-educational university and my friends and I face instances where boys ask for water. Answer: assalamu `alaykum This would be permitted although it would be better to avoid when possible. It goes without […]

How Should I Deal with a Husband Who Gets Emotionally Involved with Other Women?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How do you deal with your husband who when dealing with women (when I am not there) is free, and takes their problems as his own? He just feels when women tell their situations to him, that he needs to solve them. I am very uncomfortable with this. Please […]

Can I Call Others of the opposite Gender to Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: As-salāmu ‘aleykum, Can I call others of the opposite gender to Islam? Answer: Yes, you can call others of the opposite gender to Islam. You should at the same time keep in mind general guidelines related to what is considered appropriate interaction between the genders. Please see this: A […]

Intermingling With the Opposite Sex During Hajj and Work

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. When is a female transgressing in haram when she is performing hajj in the presence of other men. For example considering that there is over a million people during hajj, is it haram if a female accidentally touched a male during tawaf? What if she wants to get […]

Can a Young Man and Woman be Platonic Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Is it prohibited for a Muslim girl and a Muslim boy to be best friends while studying in a co-educational institute when they have no interest in each other?To the extent that they can exchange text messages after school hours one of which is quoted below. ‘A very very Happy Birthday to my […]