Q: I am an engineering student and I am currently living in the hostel. All was going well till my roommate offered prayer. Her method of offering salah was different but I did not pay much attention to this because in college, I am friends with a shia girl whose method is also differed from mine. I do not discuss this with anyone but I was told by another hostelmate that she is a “aga kahani”. This made me furious. After that day I stopped using her things but I never stopped sharing mine with her. Now the problem is that we hostelmates make tea together and she is also included in our group of friends. We do not want to make her feel miserable but I asked her not to make tea for me twice.
Now, the question is that how should I behave with her as we have to share one room and I have to live with her for a long period of time.
Also, we use to eat our lunch and dinner in the same plate, is this appropiate?
A: The best is to move away from the hostel. In fact it is wrong for a woman to leave her home and live in a hostel for these reasons. Make taubah for this. If for some reason you cannot then change your room immediately.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)