Stepmother insisting on spending time in seclusion with the stepson

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible for a man to be in seclusion with his step mother (his father, the stepmother’s husband) has passed away? Both are young. The stepmother insists on spending time in seclusion with the stepson. She does not want any third person to be with her when she is with her stepson. The wife of the stepson feels insecure about this, and is a cause of her unhappiness. Please advise whether it is permissible for the step son to be alone with his stepmother, and if it is permissible then what naseehat should be given to the newly married wife?


A: The stepson must totally refuse this. This is shaytaanic.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)