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Monday, July 13, 2009

Seeing a Potential Wife

Q: How does Islam permit us (women) to show ourselves to potential grooms during a marriage proposal?

A: The potential bridegroom is allowed to only expose her face and hands in the presence of the potential groom. He is only allowed to see that much. The rest of her body should be covered. There should be a Mahram present with her when he views her. It is forbidden for two strangers to be alone, even for the purpose of marriage. (Raddul Muhtaar V26 P 392,398 & 400)

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai