Friendship between a Boy and a Girl

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers questions about friendship before marriage. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. Months ago, I met a brother in a seminar. We kept in contact and built a friendship with a lot of respect. A few days ago, I asked him how he would react if his sister had contact […]

Why Does Islam not Allow Boyfriends and Girlfriends?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Why does Islam not allow boyfriends and girlfriends? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Dear Brother, Assalamu alaikum. Thank you for your question. The wisdom behind the strict rules pertaining to gender relations in Islam owe to core values of haya’ (modesty) and ‘iffah (chastity), […]