Women living on their own

Q: I seek advise on a matter that currently affects my living conditions. I currently reside in a 3 bedroom dwelling, a mum and brother. My brother intends making nikah to a women who has two teenage boys. I am currently unmarried and fear that the living conditions with the non mahrum boys being in the same dwelling as myself, poses a degree of uneasiness to myself. I am currently fully in hijaab. Please advise if I have a right Islamically to request for a separate dwelling for myself in order to protect my modesty? Your kind feedback will highly be appreciated.


A: It will be best for you if you could live in your mother’s room. Those teenage sons should be stopped from entering your mother’s room. It is not at all advisable for women to live on their own since the fitnahs are even greater.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)