Chatting with non_mahram men
🎓Shaykh Ibn Jibreen (may Allaah preserve him) was asked:
What is the ruling on correspondence between men and women, if this correspondence is free from immorality and love❓❓❓
🔴It is not permissible for any man to correspond with a woman who is not his mahram, because of the fitnah (temptation) involved in that. A person may think that there is no fitnah, but the Shaytaan will keep trying until he tempts him. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded those who heard of the Dajjaal to keep away from him, and said that a man may approach him as a believer, but the Dajjaal will keep trying until he leads him astray.
📝Correspondence between young men and women involves a great deal of fitnah and danger, so we must avoid it, even though the questioner says that this correspondence is free from immorality and love.
💽From Fataawa al-Mar’ah, compiled by Muhammad al-Musnad, p. 96.
Undoubtedly correspondence via chat rooms 💻 is more dangerous than correspondence by mail💌
💞That is because talking to men may turn into chat which usually leads temptation. Hence it is essential to be strict and avoid that, seeking the pleasure of Allaah and fearing His punishment.
💖 How often have these conversations lead to bad results, and even caused people to fall in love, and have led some to do things that are even more serious than that.
💭The Shaytaan makes each of them imagine attractive qualities in other, which leads them to develop an attachment that detrimental to their spiritual welfare and worldly affairs.
⛔Sharee’ah blocks all the ways that may lead to fitnah (temptation, trial), hence it forbids softness of speech and does not allow a man to be alone with a non-mahram woman.
📞 Undoubtedly these private chats are not regarded as khulwah in the sense that the people involved cannot see one another, but they are one of the greatest causes of fitnah as is well known.
💓Fear Allaah, and do not speak to non-mahram men. This is safer for your religious commitment and purer for your heart. You should note that marriage to a righteous man is a blessing from Allaah, and a blessing cannot be acquired by means of sin.