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Inappropriate company

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Q: My husband thinks I am a salafi, just because I say “salafi” things. But I am not, I am only asking such things, so he could clarify for me. I always ask whether what i’m saying is correct or not. But he jumps to conclusions and accuses me of becoming a salafi, and believing the statements I say (which I  don’t!). I have a few salafi colleagues, who talk about things and I always come home and ask him. I admit before I was married I used to believe what they said because I didn’t know what was correct or not, but now I know, I always ask. We always end up arguing about these things, and he gets angry and makes a scene. I tell him to shut up, which I know is rude. But I don’t want his whole family to hear us arguing. What shall I do?


A: Why have those types of colleagues that could corrupt your mind and mislead you. The hadeeth strongly discourages and forbids inappropriate company. Inappropriate company thereafter is a cause of this type of unpleasant relationship.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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