Can I Avoid Socializing To Focus on My Work?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle


Is it permissible to close one’s door on someone else in order to get on with one’s work?


Thank you for your important question.

It is perfectly fine to stop socializing with someone in order to do one’s work.

If they insist, and socializing would result in harm to one’s income or studies, or there is emotional harm, one must firmly ask them to stop and close the door using as kind words as possible.

Allah Most High says, “And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them (harshly), they say (words of) peace.” [Quran, 25:63]

I pray this helps.
[Shaykh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.