________________________________________________________________________ | w w w |\ | || || | || |\ | o_,_7 _|| . _o_7 _|| 4_|_|| o_w_, |\ | ( : / (_) / ( . |\ | |\ | || || | || |T | | || | |\ | . _, _8 |_D_|| . _,_,_,_D_|| 4_|| q ]_o_7_o _|_c 4_|_|| _|,_p q |\ | (_): / (_): . : / (_S (_S / |\ | |\ | In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful |\ | Greeting of Allah be upon Muhammad and the pure members of his House |\ |_______________________________________________________________________|\ Salaam Alaykum. The response to this question was obtained from the appropriate section from Syed Muhammad Rizvi's book "Marriage and Morals in Islam" The entire book may be reviewed at www.al-islam.org. Jazak-allah Mustafa F Acting Moderator, 'Aalim Network _________________________________________________________________________ QUESTION: Saalam Alaikum !! Alhamdulliah, with the Grace of Almight Allah, I have been given the knowledge of knowing the right from wrong, which is why I know that talking to Na-Mehram women is forbidden in Islam. But, My question is that, are we allowed to talk to Na-Mehram women/girls, if we were intending to get married, and are there any criterias to follow, if we did talk? Please reply soon. I am in the Taqleed of Agha-seestani Jazakallah Fee amanillah -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: [Moderator's Note - The following is a section from the above referenced book's Chapter 3 - "Some Often Asked Questions"] [available at:] http://www.al-islam.org/m_morals/index.htm (B) By considering the hijab in Islam, is a boy permitted to look at the girl before marrying her? A man is allowed to see without hijab the woman whom he intends to marry. However, this permission is just for the man or the woman to see the prospective spouse once; (Muhaqqiq al-Hilli, Sharaya', p. 493; Shahid ath-Thani, S'harh Lum'ah, vol. 2, p. 67; al-Yazdi, al-'Urwah, p. 625; al-Khu'i, Minhaj, vol. 2, p. 253; al-Khumayni, Tahrir, vol. 2, p. 254: 'Allamah al-Hilli, Tazkirah, vol. 2, p. 572; Shaykh at-Tusi, an-Nihayah, p. 484.) it is not a perpetual license to go out together! I strongly recommend that such a meeting should take place with the supervision of the parent or the guardian.