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Am I Allowed to Help a Non-Mahram Man with His Emotional Problems?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Am I allowed to help a non-mahram man with his emotional problems and personal life?

Answer:  Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

It is best to simply connect him with upright, knowledgeable Muslims—whether scholars or counsellors, or even good company.

In the meantime, carefully uphold the values of dignified, restrained interaction that Allah and the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) have called us all to uphold in our relationships.

Please see: What Are the Principles of Gender Interaction in Islam?

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersGuidance Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).

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