Furthermore, we spend time with our colleagues at university or at the workplace – basically, any place that is relevant to business meetings.
However, we can meet our friends in both formal and informal settings.
Jazakum Allahu Khayran Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
After a long day of hard work with your peers on a project, a sister suggests that all of you hang out at the pizza place nearby for a late lunch.
The problem is, your group of peers is made up of both guys and girls. ” protests the sister when you, as a brother, bring up the issue.
Some came as children or adults and later received citizenship. After you’ve asked about your new companion’s immediate family, ask about her parents. Respect Her Culture You may not understand your new friend’s culture and that’s okay.
Most Muslim women are delighted to talk about their family and honored when you show an interest in knowing who they are. Hospitality is central to most Muslim cultures and your invitation will be appreciated. Many cultures require a person to wait until the third invitation before accepting. Insist upon your invitation until your new friend says yes.
However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower our gaze and guard our sexual organ", but so far I didn't see any direct forbiddence in being in a relationship with a girl which does not involve any haram interactions.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
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Welcome her to your home, or, if there’s a coffee shop nearby, you can invite her there.
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