The Mother of My Friend Tries to Shake My Hand. Should I Avoid Visiting His Family?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Through my friendship with my friend and his muslim family, I embraced Islam. However, they don’t observe rules of gender interaction. When his mother and aunties try to shake hands with me and I refuse, they get upset. How should I deal with it? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi […]

How Should I Deal With Inappropriate Behaviour on Whatsapp?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Our family has a Whatsapp thread in which we all keep in touch with each other. There are male cousins on both sides, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws etc. How can one keep participating in conversations where male cousins often jab, provoke, flirt with the female cousins/sister-in-laws on the thread? Answer: assalamu […]

Can a Muslim Boy Meet a Non-Muslim Girl in a Public Place, Unchaperoned, to Discuss Her Interest in Marriage?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Given the current Western society, if a Muslim boy were to meet a non-Muslim girl in a public space to discuss marriage and to gauge her interest in Islam, does she need to be chaperoned? She might not be comfortable with it. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Are Nose Rings and Nail Polish Permissible to Wear in Public?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamu alaikum, Are nose rings and nail polish permissible to wear in public? The nose ring is quite common in my culture and within my family. Also many times I’ll apply nail polish at home and then will need to go outside for some work… Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

Is It Better for a Woman to Avoid to Apply Henna If She Has to Appear in Public?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamu alaikum, Is it better for a woman to avoid to apply henna if she has to appear in public? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. In general, it is permitted for the woman to apply henna to […]

How Can I Regain the Friendship of a Man I Want to Marry?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam Alaikum, I am at the age of marriage looking for a spouse and my mother urged me to make friends with this boy and I did. I did lots of istikhara and dua because I had warm feelings for this friend who said he could not commit because […]

What Is the Ruling Regarding Sharing Food or Water With Non-Mahrams?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Could you share the ruling regarding sharing food or water with non-mahrams? I study at a co-educational university and my friends and I face instances where boys ask for water. Answer: assalamu `alaykum This would be permitted although it would be better to avoid when possible. It goes without […]

How Should I Deal with a Husband Who Gets Emotionally Involved with Other Women?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How do you deal with your husband who when dealing with women (when I am not there) is free, and takes their problems as his own? He just feels when women tell their situations to him, that he needs to solve them. I am very uncomfortable with this. Please […]

Can I Call Others of the opposite Gender to Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: As-salāmu ‘aleykum, Can I call others of the opposite gender to Islam? Answer: Yes, you can call others of the opposite gender to Islam. You should at the same time keep in mind general guidelines related to what is considered appropriate interaction between the genders. Please see this: A […]

What Is the Meaning of Khalwa (Seclusion) with the opposite Gender?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: What is the real meaning of khalwa (seclusion) with the opposite gender? Does this concept apply to any kind of seclusion like email or SMS? Is it permissible for a woman to communicate to a teacher or co-worker through email or SMS for work related purpose? Answer: assalamu `alaykum […]