Non-mahram approaching a group of ladies

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Q: If a female is among a group of other females and a non mahram male approaches the group of females to speak to the other females she is in the group with, is it enough for this particular female to lower her gaze and refrain from useless chatter with the male while still standing in the group or is she supposed to leave the gathering when the male approaches?


A: She should leave that group.

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


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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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