Category: Society and Culture
Fatwa#: 39811
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Feb 19,2018

Title: Can I speak with my female workmates or go to a team dinner with them?


Assalamu alikum. ...

I work for a company where in, I work with a team inclusive of women.

I want to know the limit of permissibility to talk to a woman as I need to frequently interact with them.

Also, wanted to if it is permissable for me to go on a team Dinner with them as a matter maintaining official relationship...




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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

You may speak to them to the extent of need. However, it is not permissible to go to a team dinner with non mahram women. That is haram and a major sin.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (2/ 123)

وَالْخَوْفُ عِنْدَ اجْتِمَاعِهِنَّ أَكْثَرُ، وَلِهَذَا حُرِّمَتْ الْخَلْوَةُ بِالْأَجْنَبِيَّةِ، وَإِنْ كَانَ مَعَهَا امْرَأَةٌ أُخْرَى


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (4/ 189)

أَمَّا الْخَلْوَةُ فَلِأَنَّ الْخَلْوَةَ بِالْمَرْأَةِ الْأَجْنَبِيَّةِ مَعْصِيَةٌ.


الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1/ 133)

ولهذا تحرم الخلوة بالأجنبية وإن كان معها غيرها


الجوهرة النيرة على مختصر القدوري (1/ 150)

لكن وجد في بعض الحواشي أن خلوة الرجل مع الأجنبية حرام وإن كان معه غيرها


الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 656)

الضرورات تتقدر بقدرها


Fatawa Mahmudiyya, Vol 19, P

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