Avoiding places of fithna

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: There is this particular place where there are meat shops and vegetable/fruit areas. This place is also flocked with men and I can’t keep my eyes averted from them on the floor for long. I usually ask my parents not to go there, or at least leave me home, but we usually always go there since that is about the only place we know to buy meat from. What should I do in this situation? I do cover my face and body before stepping out, but my eyes are exposed.


A: Ask your father to leave you at home when he goes to purchase the groceries.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)