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Talking to a girl on Facebook

Q: I wanted to know if there’s anyway to keeping a relationship halaal. I know that seeing a girl is haraam, touching is haraam. But, what if I talk to a girl on Facebook? Just a simple chat to know her very well! I will not see her, no phone contact too. I’m a student and until I get settled and get married with her, I would like to talk to her on Facebook just for a few minutes. I ain’t making any zina, right? When I start earning, I will talk to her parents. My parents do allow for love marriage but in a halaal way. I don’t believe in arranged marriages. I don’t trust girls of today’s generation! I want to go with the halaal way. Please guide me with correct answers.


A: Having any contact with a na mahram is impermissible in Islam. The Hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) explains that when a na mahram boy and girl are alone, then the third one present is shaitaan.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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