Gender Interaction

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What does business like mean when one interacts with non marhams of the other gender? Does it mean that one keeps a serious face ( and does not smile)? Is it improper if one’s disposition is to use (modest subtle) humour even in business-like interactions? Where is the […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Do the rulings of looking apply to someone looking at people in pictures and television? Answer : Yes, one cannot deliberately look at that which is impermissible to look at, in print or electronically. And Allah alone gives success. Faraz Rabbani

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Looking at one’s spouse Answer : Each spouse can look at the whole body of their spouse, without any dislike. However, it is inferred from the sunna that it is superior to avoid looking at the other’s private parts directly. It is related by Sayyida A’isha (Allah be […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Does the ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender relate to avoidance of skin contact in particular or the impersibility of shaking hands of the opposite gender in gender? Can one over come this impermissibility if one were to shake the other person’s hand while […]

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question : What is the Dua to say when looking at one self in the mirror? Answer: Assalam aleykum, According to what is in Imam an-Nawwawi’s ‘al-Adhkaar,’ this dua is related in a sahih hadith. ابن السني عن عليّ رضي الله عنه أن النبيّ صلى الله عليه و سلّم كان […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have heard an opinion related to the hadith forbidding gold and silk which states that the reason the Prophet, may peace and mercy of Allah be upon him, forbade us from wearing gold and silk was because they were expensive commodities in that era, as they are now, […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Tightness of Clothes Answer: Tightness is, indeed difficult to specifically define. The tighter clothing is, the more disliked it would be–and when it is reasonably likely to attract undue looks as a result of the tightness, then it would become sinful as well. Caution is best. This does include […]

From Imam an-Nawwawi’s al-Adhkar: Question: Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating Answer : اللهم بارك لهم فيما رزقتهم ، واغفر لهم وارحمهم Allahumma baarik lahum fima razaqtahum wagfir lahum warhamhum ‘Oh Allah, bless them in what You provided for them and forgive them and bestow mercy upon […]

Answered  by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it sunnah not to finish all the food on your plate, and to leave some food for next time? I ask because someone told me this is a very good thing to do, and someone else said this is illogical. Please clarify this, insha’Allah. Answer : The sunna […]

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Wearing Sandals on Hajj In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Kind. Answer : The upper part of the foot (around the cuneiform bones of the foot) must be uncovered during ihram. The sandals that you wore have a strap on top of this very part of the foot, and […]