Woman remaining alone at home with male care givers

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Q: I care for my disabled son at home. The council are sending two male care workers when I have requested one male and one female. I feel uncomfortable and I believe it is against my religion to be alone with two males who are ghair mahram. Please can you send me an explanation that I can forward to explain my religious and cultural requirements.


A: It is incorrect for a woman to be in the company of strange men, especially in this day and age when evil and vice is so rife.

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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