Speaking to non-mahrams

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1. Is a widow whose husband has passed away allowed to speak to a non-mahram who has come for taziyat, if there is no fear of Fitnah?

2. Is there any sin if a widow speaks to a non-mahram whilst in iddah?



1. The non-Mahram should be avoided at all times, whether he has come at the time of iddat or out of iddat

2. When it is wrong to speak then obviously a wrong will amount to a sin.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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