Fatwa: # 14888
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Country: United States
Date: 14th February 2007


Is it okay for me to talk to this brother i wish to marry. My Wali approves of it


the Question that I would like to ask is that There is this brother that I am going to marry inshaAllah ta'ala,My older brother which is my Wali knows that were planning get married inshaAllah ta'ala,but there is one promble the brother is trying his best trying get a job inshaAllah,Some poeple say is okay if we talk since my Wali knows?will is that true Imam I am really confused please help me out inshaAllah ta'ala,and yea Imam we talk on the phone as well,is this consider haraam?what is the ruling on this?So please my Beloved Imam I am really in need of  your Advice,I just wanted to say JazakAllahu Khayrun in advance..okay then May Allah subanahu wa ta'ala Reward for this and may the blessing be upon you and your  beloved family...Allahumma Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

According to Shariah, it is haraam (Strictly prohibited) to talk to any non-mahram (a person with whom you can marry) even though your wali is aware of it and he approves of it.

And Allah knows best


Ml. Ya'qoob Dadabhai,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

P.S Please check the following to see a detail chart of who is regarded as non-mahram:

DISCLAIMER - AskImam.org questions
AskImam.org answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.askimam.org for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Askimam.org bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • AskImam.org bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of AskImam.org.
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.
The Messenger of Allah said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]