Mixed Gender Classes

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible for men and women who are students of knowledge to attend classes where both genders are present.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Can women and men be in one classroom when they are seeking knowledge?   Answer: Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat […]

How to Deal with Free Mixing in Public Schools

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to attend public schools or universities in the west where boys and girls are co-educated? Would it be obligatory to choose a school which is segregated if one has the choice? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Mixed schools, and indeed offices, […]

What Is the Etiquette to Follow for a Woman Towards a Male Teacher? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What are the shariah boundaries regarding the interaction between a female student and her male teacher? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] The shariah boundaries are those that were present in the interaction between the greatest teacher (Peace be Upon Him) and the women folk of his ummah who used to […]

I’m Fearful That Islam Is Causing My Depression. What Can I Do?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I’m a girl of 19. I wonder how I have to be motivated to marry when I hear these hadiths: 1. The women not responding to the husband’s sexual requests leads to angels’ curse 2. Women annoying their husbands leads to hoors’ curse 3. Women who don’t […]

Is It Bad to Go out in Public Wanting to Be Admired by the Opposite Gender?

Answered by Shaykh Riad Saloojee Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it bad to go out in public and to want to be seen, known, admired especially by girls? Every time I go out, this is what I want to hear and feel. Answer: Wa’alaykumsalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are well, by Allah’s grace. What […]

Am I Allowed to Help a Non-Mahram Man with His Emotional Problems?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Am I allowed to help a non-mahram man with his emotional problems and personal life? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. It is best to simply connect him with upright, knowledgeable Muslims—whether scholars or counsellors, or even good company. In the meantime, carefully uphold […]

Is It Haram to Talk to People Online While Deriving From It Sexual Pleasure?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I struggle to leave masturbation. What I do instead is to talk to people of the opposite gender online. This talking makes me ejaculate without me touching myself. Is it haram? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahamtullah wa barakatuh. JazakAllah khayran for reaching out with your question. […]

Are Hugging and Shaking Hands With My Childhood Friend’s Mom Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum 1. My childhood friend’s mother has witnessed me grow up in front of her and basically treats me as one of her own children. Are hugging and shaking hands with my childhood friend’s mom permissible? 2. I fed, changed diapers of my female cousin. Is physical contact […]

I Dislike My Wife’s Interactions With Her Male Relatives. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife and I have been married for a month. She interacts too freely with her male cousins, brothers-in-law, and uncles, and doesn’t like it when I say it’s wrong for her to chat with them on the phone. She says that I am suppressing and […]

Is It Permissible to Shake Hands With the Opposite Gender? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to shake hands with the opposite gender? Answer:  Wa alaykum assalam, Here is a video answer to this question by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh […]