Non Muslim woman entering my house without permission

Fatwa ID: 01373

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

Assalamualiakum mufti saheb I am 19 years old and I am a student and unmarried in our colony where we live there are Muslims and non Muslims the home beside my house there is a non Muslim women with his husband. that women without calling to my mom enters in my home and she even come to our bed room with out asking  and even when there are guests and my mom  and dad say that don’t say anything to her as she is non Muslim there are no rules and regulations for them but I am very annoyed and irritated by that please tell me what should I do shall I say to her to don’t come to our house . If i say something they say that Muslims are having any (akhlaaq) 

Answer:

Bismillah

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in the Holy Qur’an has said:

“O those who believe do not enter any houses, other than your own houses unless you seek permission and greet their inmates with Salam” (Surah Nuur v.27)

It is clear from the aforementioned injunction, whether men or women, Mahram or non-Mahram, Muslim or non Muslim, it is obligatory on all to seek permission. (Maariful Qur’an p.396 v.6)

With regards to your situation, it will be advisable and also it will be a form of dawah that you explain that in Islam it is considered a Quranic teaching and the highest from of manners and etiquettes to seek permission before entering one’s house.

Saaiduna Abdullah bin Amr raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) never used bad language neither a 'Fahish nor a Mutafahish. He used to say “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” (Sahih Bukhari p.503 v.1)

As the woman in question is a non Muslim it is best that you explain to her in a kind and gentle way.

Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in the Holy Qur’an has said:

Allah forbids you not, With regard to those who Fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out Of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: For Allah loves those who are just.  (Surah Mumtahinah v.8)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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