You can not touch a non-mahram.
ولا يحل له أن يمس وجهها ولا كفيها وإن كان يأمن الشهوة
It is not permitted to (even) touch the face or the hand (of a non-mahram) even when there is safety from lust
— الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي [English]
This is because Allah has forbidden even looking at them and touching is more intimate than looking.
According to Fiqh of Shia Islam it is not obligatory. (Considering there is no other sin). But it is recommended According to a Hadith about prophet and his daughter:
"Once a blind man asked for permission to enter Fatima's (Her
Holiness) house but she kept a veil between them. The Messenger of
Allah (SAWS) noticed her (Our Lady Fatimah (...
Quite simply, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
It is better for you to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle
than to touch the hand of a woman who is not permissible to you. [Collected in Tabarani and Bayhaqi; it is saheeh.]
What this means is that, generally, it is not allowed for men and women to shake hands. Why not? As Allah almighty says ...
I'll assume this question is about men looking at uncovered women; rulings for women looking at uncovered women are different.
Basically it boils down to the ayah:
Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.
(Which is ...
In these three (95577, 11774 and 21536) fatwas from islamqa the author or mufti tries to proove that covering the face is the correct view of Islam. However one could find ahadith and Quran rulings that clearly oppose this view or at least don't support it. I'd like to add that instead of starting with a sahih narration or a Quran verse the argumentation ...
Umm Salamah (radiallahu anhaa), the mother of the believers (wife of Rasulullah), narrates (emphasis mine):
I was with the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) along with Maimunah (May Allah be
pleased with him) when Ibn Umm Maktum (May Allah be pleased with him)
(who was blind) came to visit him. (This incident took place after the
I think the hadith that you quote is very clear about lowering the gaze.
Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen said regarding the issue:
Watching television is divided into three categories:
1) Watching that which is of benefit for one's religion and beneficial
matters of this life, however it is conditional on it not becoming a
means to see ...
Some Ahadeeth that prohibit shaking hands between men and women:
From Umaymah bint Ruqayqah who said: ‘I came to the Messenger of
Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- along with the women, so that we
could pledge an allegiance upon Islam.
So we said: O Messenger of Allah we pledge allegiance to you that we
will not associate anything with ...
Basically, even the people holding the opinion that it isn't allowed to touch a non-mahram woman, would allow you to do so in situations where a life is on the stake.
According to this answer:
Also, Islam is a practical religion; it recognizes daroorah, or dire necessity caused by situations that may lead to death. In this case, the ruling is lightened (...
The answer somehow depends on your behavior and your intention in a chat room.
Basically one is allowed to greet a non-Mahram and make any thing which falls under necessary parts of conversation with him/her.
So if you are chatting to seek knowledge or exchange some information etc. then everything is fine and following the rules of shari'a. But once you ...
Physical contact between them is not allowed except for emergency
situations, such as dangerous situations. (E.g. saving from drowning, burning and such)
Handshakes are not allowed except when the hand is covered by a cloth (glove and such)
And it's allowed only for emergency medical situations. If there are same gender available to do the job, it is not ...
According to Jafari Fiqh if there is fear of falling in sin and looking for enjoy then yes it is Haram.
Question: Is it permissible to look at non-Muslim women who are naked
or half-naked in television and its like for the purpose of fulfilling
the inquisitive nature with no guarantee whether or not sexual desire
will be aroused? Is it permissible ...
At least in a public place that would be OK to some extent:
in an Islamic country greeting and what we may call necessary part of a conversation would be permissible. For example if it's a business lunch or dinner a conversation about the business would be necessary. If it's just a lunch between friends, i can't imagine that in any so called Islamic ...
Summary in brief:
Speaking with a non-mahram is permissible
Talk only what is necessary
Don't aim to entertain the lady
Keep the gaze down
Use the normal tone of speech
Be clear and quick.
It is the intention of the conversation that matters a lot.If your mind is clean, then your actions will also be clean.
My advice would be to follow your instincts - if it feels wrong, then it feels as such for a reason. I do not think (as has been suggested) that your conversation need be devoid of "fun", though others should know where you stand, and all inappropriate matters/conversation ought to be ended swiftly.
I agree that the rules in the previous post are sensible, ...
Islam has many barriers...as long as you are within those barriers then you are good to go!
Though distancing yourself away from those barriers would be better... as its some sort of ورع.
Specifically to your question:
The barrier is to not:
Touch a non-mahram
Have any sort of lust for the non-mahram...or if you do by nature... just not to ...
Emergencies result in relaxation or altogether abandonments of normal circumstance applications. A drowning person can not be let drowned for the reason of avoiding touching a Na-Mehram. It would simply be insane to observe such things in an emergency. Islam, As per Qura'an and several Ahadith--is a logical, rational and easy to practice religion: attending ...
The hadith is quoted in both sahihs (al-Bukari and Muslim)
Let's start by quoting the ahadith prohibiting what scholars call "Khulwa or Khulwah":
Ibn 'Umar narrated:
" 'Umar delivered a Khutbah to us at Al-Jabiyah. He said: 'O you people! Indeed I have stood among you as the Messenger of Allah(s.a.w) stood among us, and he said: "I order you (to stick ...
If there was a woman around who could do abdominal thrusts/CPR then you shouldn't. BUT if there wasn't another woman around then it was perfectly fine for you to do so (as long as you "touch" only as much as needed and no more than that).. inshaAllah. Allah (ﷻ) has always given exception to dire situations, saying "except for one is forced" etc.. [eg, in Qur'...
The short answer is a clear and undisputed no. As already explained in the response by UmH, this is because even looking at non-mahram women is not allowed.
Beyond even the obvious evidence of the subject, I will show you a hadith narrated of the Prophet (SAW) regarding a very similar situation as yours:
Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: Beware of getting, ...
Its permitted for the man to send someone else to see her on his behalf and then describe her to him, a blind man can take this option. This intermediary is either a woman relative of him or a mahram relative of woman.
The prayer of a woman does not invalidate if a man see her, even if they are non-mahrams.
However, it is forbidden for a non-mahram to enter to women in their own places because of fear of Temptation [Fitnah] except for extreme needs.
Allah the almighty says:
Prohibited to you [for marriage] are ... your brother's daughters, your sister's daughters, .... (4:23)
This means your paternal uncle is a mahram and you can therefore join him and His family to perform 'Umrah if your guardian (father, husband …) allows you to do this sunnah.
See also in the fatwa islamqa #316:
The ulamaa ...
According to Saudi law:
Women over the age of forty-five (45) may travel without a Mahram with an organized group, They must, however submits a no objection letter from her husband, son or brother authorizing her to travel for Hajj with the named group. This letter should be notarized.
Perhaps a notarised letter from her local masjid pointing out the ...
A 'mahram' in the marriage context , refers to being "permanently unmarriageable". so the husband's brother is not mahram to his brother's wife even-though the marriage between them is haram and invalid (because they are only conditionally unmarriageable ) .
Also mahram refers to one of the men a woman should travel with, and that she can be with without ...
Zina , that needs 4 witnesses and is punishable with "Hadd" punishment , is the penetration. Other than that : it Haram , and it's degree of 'Haram' differs from one action to another. They are called : "things that lead to Zina" , which are for example : touching with sexual lust(desire) , looking with sexual lust .. and so on.
see : https://islamqa.info/...
It's forbidden for non-mahram men and women to be alone together (khulwah). However, the question is if being alone in a taxi constitutes khulwah given that people can see inside taxis. There's a difference of opinion (see below).
SeekersHub (Hanafi) write:
As a taxi driver, it is permissible for you to take a female customer, based on the following ...
The reason is the same, it is to be on a safer side from falling prone to... 'falling prone to' sin. The more cautious you are, the more safer it is. And if you find it strange and confused, then it is your culture which made you get accustomed with such a thing. But, for a girl who wishes to be on a safer side, she prefers to the follow rules.
May the ...