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 […]

Am I Sinful to Live With a Husband Who Is Not Concerned With Avoiding Usury?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: My husband does not listen to my financial advice and we have to pay interest every month. For him it is not a problem and discussing this issue makes him very angry. What is my religious responsibility in this situation as I have to use his credit card? Should I get a job to avoid […]

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 […]

Is It Allowed to "Fist Bump" with the Opposite Sex?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum, Some of the women in my class offer their hands for me to shake, and I try to refuse because I have read a hadith that Rasulullah said, “it is better for a man that a steel nail be driven through the center of his head rather […]

How to Respond When Women Feel Unwelcome in the Mosque

Answered by Ustadha Noura Shamma Question: Assalamu alaykum, Regrettably, there are some masajid where women are made to feel unwelcome. Though of course women can pray in the home, going to the masajid seems to me part of the call to seek knowledge. I would like to know the best way to respond, with proper […]

Can a Young Man and Woman be Platonic Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Is it prohibited for a Muslim girl and a Muslim boy to be best friends while studying in a co-educational institute when they have no interest in each other?To the extent that they can exchange text messages after school hours one of which is quoted below. ‘A very very Happy Birthday to my […]

Should I Marry Someone I Had a Premarital Relationship With?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I made a mistake by doing unisamic actions with a girl I really liked. Afterwards, I felt guilty and did not want to see her anymore because it reminded me of the bad things we did. I see her as a bad influence even though I fully participated and […]

Longing to Marry Someone I Had a Physical Relationship With

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I am a teenager and I had a physical relationship with a brother. We want to get married as soon as we are old enough but we got caught by parents. Now our families hate each other and the guy has been sent away. I can’t even think about […]