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Friends with the opposite gender

I have a best friend from the opposite gender, we talk online through chatting apps and we have normal conversations at school, we are never alone together always in a public setting, we have never ...
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Islamic standing on a 20-year-old male living with much older female?

I am a 20-year-old male and I have a much older female friend (early 60s) who is getting divorced. I would like to offer her a room in my house until she gets back on her feet. I would appreciate any ...
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Why exactly is it haram to have a girlfriend?

I don't really understand why it is haram to have a relationship with the opposite sex (with no sexual intercourse), or even just be friends. If I meet a girl, I would like to get to know her before ...
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How can I remain in contact with my girlfriend in an Islamic way?

Me and my girlfriend are in an innocent relationship, but after 2 months she said we are doing it wrong: it's against the Islamic way. How can I remain in contact with her in an Islamic way? What ...
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Can I open a restaurant where men and women can mix?

I want to open a restaurant in Kerala, India. Here, culturally, men and women usually have mixed gatherings and are not separated. Will I be sinning if some of these people who mix come to eat in my ...
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Are there any cases where only male witnesses are allowed?

In surat al-Baqara when quoting debt contracts Allah taught us that we may replace one male witness by two female witnesses saying: ... And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And ...
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May a woman pray in front of a man if he is using a sutrah?

Ordinarily, women should not pray in front of men: The best rows for men are the first rows, and the worst ones the last ones, and the best rows for women are the last ones and the worst ones for ...
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What to do when in a Western country a member of the opposite sex tries to shake hands?

If in a Western country a member of the opposite sex stretches his/her hand with the intention of shaking hands (as a greeting), how should a Muslim behave?
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Is it allowed to visit a man's house when he isn't home for repair work?

Assalau Alaikum to my Muslim Brothers, If a Muslim client who is a male is out of town and his wife is Alone at home, is it permissible for 2 male contractors at the permission of the husband to ...
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Are there verses in the qur'an on which there's no consensus about the addressed gender?

I'd like to know if there are verses in the qur'an where it is seemingly unclear whether the verse addresses both women and men or only one of both genders and on which at least some scholars ...
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Can four women be witnesses in cases where two male witnesses are necessary?

Allah the almighty said: ... And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses - so ...