Fatwa: # 15404
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: Pakistan
Date: 19th July 2007


Is this allowed to have some "general chat"(no love talks) between engaged couple on SMS only?


Is this allowed to have some "general chat"(no love talks) between engaged couple on SMS only?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh


It is Haraam (prohibited) to have any general chat with a stranger even though the communication is not of an intimate nature. Couples which are engaged are not considered as husband and wife until the Nikah is performed. Therefore they too cannot have any communication until after the Nikah. Any communication with a stranger will be Zina of the tongue, ears, mind and heart.


And Allah knows best


Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa


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