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In Islam, is it permissible for a girl to be close friends with a boy?

I wonder whether two persons who are not married to each other have a right to be friends or even close friends? For example, was there any women friends of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ...
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Does the Qur'an or Sunnah directly forbid male-female interactions aside from sex?

It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage. However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower ...
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Is romantic love permissible before marriage?

Love is an uncontrollable feeling.* It may happen blindly. My questions are: Is it allowed in Islam? Can a guy and girl fall in love with one another before marriage? What if you love someone with ...
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Is it permissible to have a girlfriend without having physical contact with her?

At my university there is a girl that I love and I want to marry in the future. Can I be in relationship with her, if we keep ourselves away from sin? This girl is Muslim, she practices prayer (salah) ...
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Is it permissible for a girl to chat with men online or follow them on Twitter?

I am girl and I don't usually talk to men but since I have started college so I have spoken to a few guys. Previously I had fell in love with a guy and was flirting with him over the internet. ...
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What should be the behaviour of a Muslim towards a non-Muslim?

In Islam, are Muslims commanded to hate non-Muslim or hate their acts (such as shirk) or both? Please enlighten me on this topic & provide references for your answer from authentic books only.
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Is it wrong to “sever ties of kinship” in the case of an abusive relative?

It seems severing ties of kinship (family) is a serious issue. From Sunnah.com: 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said Mercy does not descend ...
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Is it permissible to work for clients who want to make dating websites?

I am a web developer. I have been asked by people to work on improving clients dating site design. My question is that would it be halal for me to do it?
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What does the Quran or hadith say about a woman shouting at her husband?

Is there a Hadith or verse in the Holy Qur'an that says that a woman mustn't shout at her husband? I know this is not polite, but I would like to know if there's anything about this in the Holy Quran ...
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Would it be permissible for me to go out for lunch/dinner with a person of the opposite gender?

Would it be permissible to take a person of the opposite gender out for lunch/dinner to know more about him/her. I mean if I like his/her ideologies, way-of-life etc I would go on to marry him/her. Is ...
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Can a man have sex with other women if wife refuses?

I am married but have no sexual contact with my wife even though we live in same house. We are in our late 60s In the U.S.A tt is not allowed to have a second wife. What can I do about this? Am I ...
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Is it legal to marry your brother in law's sister?

Is it allowed in islam to marry a woman who is the direct sister of the man whom you sister is married to?
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To what extent is premarital love permissible? [closed]

It is known that love before marriages are not at allowed. But can we please have Hadith or reference from Quran which clarifies the extent to which premarital love is permissible.? Do we have any ...
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Mother Vs Husband

I am stuck between my mother and my husband. My mother took care of me since my father passed away at my age of 14. Now my mother does not have anyone to take care of her other than me and my sister. ...
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Is it wrong to meet a boy or girl before marriage and hold hands and talk to each other on the phone?

I'm 19 years old and I love my cousin. We love each other and want to marry. My parents have died. But his parents are late in participating in our nikah. We met in alone. But we didn't have any ...
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Who are the “unbelievers” in the Quran whom Muslims are not meant to take as friends?

There are some verses in Quran about relationship with unbelievers: لَّا يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۖ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ ...
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Can someone divorce one brother to marry another?

Is there any provision in Islam for a woman to divorce one brother to marry another? If husband and wife are not living together for 8 years and husband is not taking any financial responsibilities ...
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Why do we mix faith in God with moral values?

I am discovering Islam and reading the Quran. I am also looking through this website to add some perspectives. Something that I don't understand is why Islam mixes faith in God - let's say "personal" ...
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I had an unlawful relationship. Will Allah forgive me? [closed]

I had sex with my boyfriend who is already married. We are planning to marry now. I feel it will be a great injustice for his first wife since he has 3 little kids. Will Allah forgive me for my sins ...
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Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a major sin?

People often talk of major and minor sins, minor being those which may be forgiven due to good deeds and regular prayer, etc, while major are those that one must repent for with sincerity for ...
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Why Prophet not called father but his wives are mothers of believers?

Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah , of all things, Knowing. - (Qur'an 33:40) But, in the same Surah, ...
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Who does “male attendants having no physical desire” refer to in Qur'an 24:31?

I wanted to ask a question about the following verse: And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [...
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Is it acceptable in Islam for a married man to meet another woman and catch up with her without the presence of his wife?

What do you think of a husband going out for lunch with another woman (who's an old close friend and not muslim, unmarried but in a relationship), just the two of them but in a restaurant in a public ...
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Islam's advice for positive relationships

I'm wondering what advice Islam gives for forming and maintaining positive relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but family, friendships, work relationships, etc. Are there any quotes from ...
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Relationship before marriage [duplicate]

Is it haram for a man and a woman to have a romantic relationship before marriage? I'm not talking about something sexual of course that is a sin. But what if a guy and a girl in a relationship, but ...
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Am I allowed to have female friends according to Islam?

I was in a relation with a girl! But we realized that it's haram, so by the will of ALLAH I broke up with her and made tawba, and I promised her that I will try my best to ask for her hands to her ...
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Is nikah permissible and valid if the man had illegal sexual relationship with the woman's mother and kept it hidden?

I have a friend who is 23 years old and when she was about 6 or 7 years old a friend of her father had illegal sexual relationship with her mother. However, she didnt knew and now she was in love ...
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Who can be a chaperone when talking to a potential woman?

I would like to know who can be a chaperone when you want to get to know a potential woman? For the purposes of marriage of course. Can a friend of the woman be a sufficient chaperone? Please offer ...
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Can a woman make an unknown person her brother and share her life story with him?

Can a woman make an unknown person her brother and share her life story with him?
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Is a man allowed to deny his wife sexually?

Lets imagine that a man's wife had upset him a great deal day in day out over many years (to the extent that it is considered emotional abuse where he needs counselling to recover). To show his wife ...
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What should I do about prior attempts at seeking relationships and the effect it has with my current fiancé?

My fiancé question me as to whether I have a boyfriend and/or sexual relationship. I told him that I did not have any. But shaitan misguided him and he saw a boy in my Facebook account and thought he ...
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Can my muslim husband have a friendship with an older woman, because she is like his mother?

What relationships are lawful in Islam with husband and wife? Can my husband be in friendship with another women and give the excuse, that she is just like his mother? Is this permissible in Islam? I ...
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Is it haram to have a crush on someone?

Is it haram to have a crush on someone? I have a crush on this girl (who is also Muslim) but I haven't yet spoken to her properly. I haven't made much effort to get in touch with her or have any ...
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Is istakhara done by sister valid? What should I do in the text described

I know a man who I loved. I know this is considered wrong in Islam. But, he wanted to marry me. Of course, things were all good. His family was OK with it and then his sister did istakhara for our ...
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Is it allowed to be friends with a muslim Jinn?

I'm really interested in Jinn (how they're made of fire and stuff, I love science), but I'm also religious so I don't have any intention of asking favors or anything, just to talk and be friends. It ...
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Non of you are believers till he loves his brother for himself does it apply to women too?

I was asked by a non-Muslim about this hadith and now I am curious too. I know Muslim brothers must want the best for each other. Does the hadeeth mean that Muslim men must want the best to their ...
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How can a Muslim woman indicate her willingness to be an obedient wife to a prospective husband?

NewMuslims.com lists five qualities Muslim men should look for when seeking a wife: 1. Taqwa (piety), 2. Affectionate nature, 3. Obedience, 4. Patience, 5. Contentment. If a Muslim woman was ...
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Can a couple consummate their marriage outside the home? [duplicate]

I don't mean outdoors where they can be seen by someone else, but perhaps in a hotel or something like that. For example, they may go out to dinner at a restaurant, and stay the night at a hotel. ...
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Seeking advice regarding the abusive and argumentative relationship I have with my husband [closed]

I'm seeking advice because I dont want to divorce my husband. However, I feel I'm left with no other choice. We recently married back in January 2016, but things have been up and down. I have 2 jobs, ...
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Are relations on Earth not valuable for Muslims?

Someone said to me that according to Islam a person lives a small part (1/infinity) of his life on Earth and the remainder after he dies in a new place (infinity). He said, the best parents get ...
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I'm a transgender considering converting to Islam for boyfriend [closed]

My boyfriend is muslim. We dated for 2 years and I complete my post op about 3 months ago and am now a complete woman now. About 2 months ago he says he cannot be with me anymore because I'm not ...
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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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New Muslim in need of help [closed]

Truly there is no God but Allah and Allah is the creator and sustainer of all that existed, exists and can exist. Asalamu Alaikum, I am a recent convert 2 months in April and I have one very big ...
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No relationship between husband and wife from three years [duplicate]

What if there is no relationship from consecutive 3 years between a husband and wife and they have intention to divorce each other but did not do this because of family pressure? What is the status of ...
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Is it haram for a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy to have a relationship?

I met a girl on social site and met her only once during her birthday. The main problem is that she’s a Muslim girl and I belong to a Hindu family. She refused by saying that her religion doesn’t ...
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Is it haram to never speak to a sibling ever again?

To make a long story short I have an estranged relationship with my sister. We grew very much apart after our parents divorced. I don't want to get too much into detail but she did something so awful ...
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Should I divorce my wife after discovering her past relations with other man? [closed]

If a husband gets to know about his wife's past relations with other man. Is it permissible to divorce her then? Though she is sincere and has changed her self and is faithful to her husband.
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How to act in difficult situations with dishonest people?

What are we suppose to do if we can't get along with someone at work or as neighbor. Suppose someone is dishonest or cheating in his dealing with another. Do you ignore him or pray for him? What does ...
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Do I have to stop my relationship with a girl in another country who I cannot afford to marry?

I am in a serious relationship with a girl who lives in another country for 3 months. We want to get married, but I am not financially independent yet. It will take 1 to 2 years for me to become ...
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Is it permissible for an engaged women and man to have sex and go out together and touch each other?

I had a doubt about engaged man and woman. Is it permissible for an engaged women and man to have sex and go out together and touch each other