Eating out

Q: Is family dinner allowed? Can we get together with a friends family and eat together with 2 or more families at a place or in a restaurant? All women are wearing abyas?

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A: The best thing for women is that they remain within the confines of their homes. In eating out the desired level of respect, modesty etc. cannot be observed.

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

وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَىٰ ۖ وَأَقِمْنَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتِينَ الزَّكَاةَ وَأَطِعْنَ اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّـهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا ﴿الأحزاب:٣٣﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)