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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 My Stepmother’s Sister from My Unmarriageable Kin (Mahram)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is my stepmother’s sister from my unmarriageable kin (mahram)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. No, your stepmother’s sister is not from your unmarriageable kin (mahram). You should avoid direct contact with her, but do so in a […]

Should I Cover in Front of my Sister’s Husband?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have always considered my sister’s husband my non mahram and I have always covered in front of him. However my friends claim othewise. I am very confused. What is the truth about this issue? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam Your sister’s husband is a non-mahram to you. Therefore, you […]

Are the Uncles of my Husband Mahram to me and do I have to Cover in Front of my Stepfather?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalaam Aleikum Who is considered mahram to me under the Hanafi madhab as a married woman. I want to know if my husband’s father’s brothers are mahram to me. Also do I have to cover in front of my stepdad as well since my mother remarried about 10 yrs […]

Must a Woman Cover in Front of Her Parents’ Cousins?

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: Does a Woman have to observe hijab in front of her mother’s and father’s cousins? Answer: Walaikum Asalaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh. A woman has to observe the Hijab in front of her mother’s and father’s cousins. Please refer to this very informative and succinct answer by Mufti Muhammad […]

Is It Permissible to Walk Around Topless in Front of Unmarriageable Kin?

Question: I am a married woman living with my in-laws i.e. father-in-law, mother in-law and my husband’s sister. My husband says I can merely cover between my navel and knees in front of them because they are unmarriageable to me and there is no sign of lust or fitna. My husband also says that they […]

Adoption and Creating a Mahram Relationship Through Nursing

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Please shed some light on adoption and mahram. My father was adopted and when he was 7yrs old, his mother (the who adopted him) conceived and gave my father some of her breast milk with a spoon. Would that make my father her mahram? Also would that make our […]

Developing a Mahram Relationship Through Nursing in Maliki Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu My father was adopted and when he was about 7 yrs old his mother (who adopted him) conceived and she gave my father some of her breast milk with a spoon. Does this make him her mahram? Will that also mean my uncle is […]