Premarital relations

Q: Is it allowed to talk with the opposite gender if only the girl's parents' knows but not the boy's parents'? There isn't any flirting or any type of haraam conversations involved.

A: All premarital contact is haraam in Islam, regardless of whether the parents have knowledge of the haraam taking place or not. The parents having knowledge of their son or daughter speaking to a non-mahram will not in any way justify the wrong and make it halaal. The parents having knowledge of their children being engaged in haraam and not stopping them will cause the parents to become sinful for condoning the wrong. Hence, the boy and girl should immediately stop speaking and stop having contact with each other. Only after nikaah, will both be halaal for each other.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)