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How Much Can You Socialize with Opposite Gender? (Video)

10 May, 2022
Q In the world we live in today, especially for those living in the West, opposite gender interactions take place on a daily basis. To what extent is opposite gender relations allowed?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

  1. Socializing with the opposite gender all depends on your character and the way you act, keeping in mind the characteristics of a good Muslim.
  2. It is permitted to be decent and dignified with the opposite gender. What is impermissible is to obviously go into vulgarities or to go into a situation or a scenario that will lead to a sin. 

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi answers your question in the following video:

Almighty Allah knows best.

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Source: FaithIQ

About Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University.Currently he is the Dean of al-Maghrib Institute, the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center, and a professor at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.