Fatwa: # 42032
Category: Character, Morals (Akhlaaq)
Date: 7th September 2019


Can a Girl talk/chat with Non-Mahram guys?


Assalamu Alaikum,

Can a Girl talk/chat with Non-Mehram guys


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected sister.

It is haram (severely prohibited) in Shari’ah to communicate with non-mahrams.  The prohibition also includes talking and texting. Shari’ah also serves to save one from the undesirable consequences of such haram communications. Chatting to a person of the opposite gender leads to emotional attachment which will assist shaytaan in fuelling and spurring one’s carnal desires. Initiating and establishing a Haraam relationship on social media may also lead to heartbreak which can emotionally scar a person for life. Shari’ah wishes to protect us from such disastrous consequences.  

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Yusuf bin Moulana Abdur Rahim Khan

Student Darul Iftaa
Chatsworth, Durban, KZN, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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