Q: I have a question. Basically I used to talk to my far relative and we had the thought of getting married but by the will of Allah that didn’t happen, but before that we was friends for 10 years. He’d give me Islamic knowledge and everything, but then I met someone else and he seen messages from that guy, nothing bad or anything. But I was so scared he’d leave me I said wallahi I won’t talk to him anymore, but the things is he was someone who bought me close to Allah, all the knowledge about Islam I knew was due to him. I feel like I’m losing my way and I need I talk to him. I feel that I picked a kasam but the person who I picked it for I’m in a haram relationship with him anyways so why should I stop talking to someone who gave me so much knowledge because of the fear of losing him? Can you please help me and tell me what I should do.
A: A woman is not supposed to be talking to a man freely and causally.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)