What Is The Khulwah (Being Alone With A Member Of The Opposite Sex) That Is Forbidden?
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khulwah (being alone with a member of the opposite
sex) only refer to when a man is alone with a woman is
some room, far from the view of people? Or does it
mean every instance where a man is alone with a woman
even if that is in view of people?
Praise be to Allaah.
What is meant
by the kind of khulwah that is haraam is not only a
man being alone with a non-mahram woman in a room
where no one can see them, rather it includes their
being alone in any place where they can converse with
one another, even if that is where others can see them
but not hear them, and whether that is in the open
air, in a car, on the roof of a house, or wherever.
Khulwah is forbidden because it is the forerunner of
zina (adultery, fornication) and the means that leads
to zina. Every case that is like this comes under the
same rulings as khulwah in the sense of being away
from where people can see you.
And Allaah is the Source of strength.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa'imah, 17/57