Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 39795
Asked Country: Canada

Answered Date: Feb 21,2018

Title: Is it permissible to stay in the same house with my ex-husband?



Is it permissible in  islam to live in  the same house with gher Mahram ( ex husband) . He has his own room and my duagher and I share one room . Jzk


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

It is not permissible for a woman to be with a ghair mahram in one house[i] even though the ghair mahram is ones ex-husband. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail [Kasak]

Student Darul Iftaa
Katete, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/ 125)

(وَأَمَّا) حُكْمُ مَا بَعْدَ الدُّخُولِ وَهُوَ الْخَلْوَةُ فَإِنْ كَانَ فِي الْبَيْتِ امْرَأَةٌ أَجْنَبِيَّةٌ أَوْ ذَاتُ رَحِمٍ مَحْرَمٍ لَا يَحِلُّ لِلرَّجُلِ أَنْ يَخْلُوَ بِهَا لِأَنَّ فِيهِ خَوْفَ الْفِتْنَةِ وَالْوُقُوعَ فِي الْحَرَامِ وَقَدْ رُوِيَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - أَنَّهُ قَالَ «لَا يَخْلُوَنَّ رَجُلٌ بِامْرَأَةٍ فَإِنَّ ثَالِثُهُمَا الشَّيْطَانَ» وَإِنْ كَانَتْ الْمَرْأَةُ ذَاتَ رَحِمٍ مَحْرَمٍ مِنْهُ فَلَا بَأْسَ بِالْخَلْوَةِ وَالْأَفْضَلُ أَنْ لَا يَفْعَلَ لِمَا رُوِيَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا - أَنَّهُ قَالَ مَا خَلَوْت بِامْرَأَةٍ قَطُّ مَخَافَةَ أَنْ أَدْخُلَ فِي نَهْيِ النَّبِيِّ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ -.

الناشر: دار الكتب العلمية


الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (4/ 371)

ألا لا يخلون رجل بامرأة ليس منها بسبيل فإن ثالثهما الشيطان" والمراد إذا لم يكن محرما،

الناشر: دار احياء التراث العربي - بيروت – لبنان


المبسوط للسرخسي (1/ 166)

الْمَسْجِدَ لَيْسَ بِمَوْضِعِ الْخَلْوَةِ فَلَا بَأْسَ لِلرَّجُلِ أَنْ يَجْمَعَ مَعَهُنَّ فِيهِ، فَأَمَّا فِي غَيْرِ الْمَسْجِدِ مِنْ الْبُيُوتِ وَنَحْوِهَا فَإِنَّهُ يُكْرَهُ ذَلِكَ إلَّا أَنْ يَكُونَ مَعَهُنَّ ذُو رَحِمٍ مَحْرَمٍ مِنْهُنَّ لِقَوْلِهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - «أَلَا لَا يَخْلُوَنَّ رَجُلٌ بِامْرَأَةٍ لَيْسَ مِنْهَا بِسَبِيلٍ فَإِنَّ ثَالِثَهُمَا الشَّيْطَانُ» وَبِتَفَرُّدِ النِّسَاءِ يَزْدَادُ مَعْنَى خَوْفِ الْفِتْنَةِ فَلَا تَزُولُ الْكَرَاهَةُ إلَّا أَنْ يَكُونَ مَعَهُنَّ مَحْرَمٌ

الناشر: دار المعرفة - بيروت

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