My Parents Want Me to Finish My Studies Before Getting Married. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have been engaged to my fiancé for three years but he lives in a different country. My parents are insistent that I need to finish my education and get a job first. They feel my fiancé’s visa needs to be sorted first as being away from each […]

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 […]

Women, Unlawful Gazes, and Leaving the House

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: A so-called scholar on a Pakistani (religious) TV channel stated that if a man unlawfully gazes at a woman, the woman (even if she does not know that the man is looking at her) will be punished for it by being thrown in hell, and will never see […]

Women & the Workplace: Is it Impermissible for Me to Work Even If I Observe Proper Limits?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I would like to know if women are allowed to work in environments where they will have to interact with men if they dress and interact modestly and limits interaction with the opposite gender as much as possible? Assume that a woman in such a position is working […]