Q: Is it haraam to be friends with opposite sex?
A: In Islam it is impermissible for a non-mahram male and female to be in contact or to have a casual relationship with each other. Apart from this being impermissible, this type of contact generally leads to many wrongs and sins taking place.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)