Woman reprimanding boys for staring at her in a restaurant

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Q: I was at a restaurant with my brother and two boys were staring at us. While leaving, I went to them and told them to feel ashamed as they are staring like this. Did I commit a sin? What should I have done? How can I ask for forgiveness from Allah?


A: It is shameful of you as well to be hanging around in the restaurant. Your place should be the home. Had you eaten at home you would not have given the boys the opportunity to stare at you.

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


Answered by:

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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