Is It Permitted to Mention the Type of Woman One Likes in Front of Women?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is it permitted to mention the type of woman one likes in front of women?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

There is a difference between the rulings of the Sacred Law and propriety. The mere mention of qualities one likes in a woman in front of women is not prohibited in the Sacred Law.

That is assuming that one’s intentions were not sinful or the manner in which one did this was not seductive or flirtatious.


As they relate to propriety, such statements may likely be considered inappropriate. However, even this would depend on the healthy customs of the righteous Muslims in that area.

One can encourage that which is better, but if there are no legal infarctions, one cannot object.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.