Can I Be in the Same House as the Maid When No One Else Is There

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Fatwa ID: 05472

 

Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

 

Question:

 

I have a female servant in my home when my parents go away. If I stay in my room and do not come out of it and my door is closed and I study then is it permissible for me to stay there or not or is it still khalwa?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Since you are in a separate room it will not be considered khalwa since there is an adequate barrier between you and the maid.[1]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

[1] أنَّ الخَلْوَةَ المُحَرَّمَةَ تَنْتَفِي بِالحائِلِ – رد المحتار على الدر المختار – مجلد:6 صفحة: 368 –  دار الفكر-بيروت

 

 

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