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Is it true that in A man and woman cannot be alone together in Islam ?

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Asked by hemant mehta, 21 May '12 01:47 pm
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Background: Some think that in islam unmarried men and women are completely restricted and cannot be alone together under any circumstances.

The Quran gives an example in which an engaged couple may meet in secret if they have something righteous to discuss:

And there is no sin upon you if you openly propose marriage to these women, or you keep it between yourselves. God knows that you will be thinking of them, but do not meet them secretly, unless you have something righteous to discuss... [2:235]

The Quran also cites an example in which if an unrelated male believer is alone inside the prophet's house and needed to ask his wives for something, they should do so from behind a barrier:

...If you ask his wives for something, ask them from behind a barrier*... [33:53]
*Note, the male is requested to ask from behind a "barrier/hijab", not the female. The term "hijab" denotes anything that intervenes between two things or prevents something, e.g. screen, partition, curtain, ob ...more
Answered by hazir jawab, 21 May '12 01:47 pm

 
  
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Misconception: A man and woman cannot be alone together
(please also see misconception: 'women confined to houses')

Background: Some think that in islam unmarried men and women are completely restricted and cannot be alone together under any circumstances.

The Quran gives an example in which an engaged couple may meet in secret if they have something righteous to discuss:

And there is no sin upon you if you openly propose marriage to these women, or you keep it between yourselves. God knows that you will be thinking of them, but do not meet them secretly, unless you have something righteous to discuss... [2:235]

The Quran also cites an example in which if an unrelated male believer is alone inside the prophet's house and needed to ask his wives for something, they should do so from behind a barrier: ...more
Answered by anil garg, 23 Aug '12 02:34 pm

 
  
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No idea.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 05 Jun '12 08:21 pm

 
  
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