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Greeting, Hugging Non-Mahram Men and Women

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about a wife seeing his husband hug a non-Mahram woman in front of her children and how to deal with this. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have been married for almost six years and have two daughters. My husband usually shakes hands with non-Muslim women and […]

Living with Non-Mahram Male Relatives

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasattackles the delicate question of a mother’s amana and a young woman living with non-mahram male cousins. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother whose health isn’t the best has given my close auntie (her sister) an amanathree — that if (Allah forbid) my mother passes away before I am […]

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 […]

Must a Woman Cover in Front of Her Parents’ Cousins?

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: Does a Woman have to observe hijab in front of her mother’s and father’s cousins? Answer: Walaikum Asalaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh. A woman has to observe the Hijab in front of her mother’s and father’s cousins. Please refer to this very informative and succinct answer by Mufti Muhammad […]

Is It Permissible to Walk Around Topless in Front of Unmarriageable Kin?

Question: I am a married woman living with my in-laws i.e. father-in-law, mother in-law and my husband’s sister. My husband says I can merely cover between my navel and knees in front of them because they are unmarriageable to me and there is no sign of lust or fitna. My husband also says that they […]

How to Approach Getting Married

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: I’m 31 years old and still not married. My younger sister and younger brother are married which stressed me out. Also, I have two suitors who I’m not interested in due to age, maturity and religiosity. I know that I won’t find a perfect guy but when I pray […]

Guidelines for Interacting With the Opposite Sex

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Being put in situations with women leaves me confused with no idea about how to interact with them.  I know the issues of khalwa and modesty are important, but I don’t really understand what they practically mean or how to put everything together.  Could  you provide some detailed guidelines […]

How Should I Interact With Non-Mahram (Marriageable) Males?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I would like to know how in this day and age, a woman can observe modest behavior and be seen as a normal person. I don’t like sitting with and talking to na-mahram men.  Because I don’t smile at men and talk to them openly I am often told […]