Nasihah (Advice): The categories of Zina
Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “The zina of the eyes is looking, the zina of the ears is listening, the zina of the tongue is speaking, the zina of the hand is touching, and the zina of the foot is walking. The heart wishes and longs and the private part confirms that or denies it.” (Muslim)
Q. A Whatsapp group was created for all the Muslim brothers working at the company that I am employed at. The intention behind the group was to share general messages (non-work related and sometimes Islamic). One of the brothers has suggested that we include all the sisters employed at our company in this group. Is it thus permissible to include the sisters in this group.
(Question published as received)
- It is not permissible for males to socialize with females on social networks.
Hence, it will not be permissible to include females on a WhatsApp group in order to share general messages.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Ebrahim Desai