Save yourself from indecency
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Introduction
>> Check on lewd gazing- A way to end indecency
>> Talking with the fiancée
>> Condemnable customs in marriages
>> Prohibition of describing the Beauty of a Non-Mahram Lady
>> Singing and dancing: Un-Islamic acts
>> Singing and dancing – Whither the elders?
>> Singing and dancing in functions of schools and colleges
>> Relations with guys in the college
>> Physical relationships in the name of friendship
>> Mutual relations before marriage – The West and Islamic guidelines
>> Homosexual relationships – The height of indecency
>> Modesty – A major branch of Iman

Condemnable customs in marriages

 Condemnable customs in marriages

It is the custom in “Sanchak” that the would-be sister-in-law takes the finger of the would-be groom in her own hand and applies Henna although both of them are Unrelated strangers (non-Mahram) to each other.  It is assumed that these kinds of acts on the occasions of happiness and joy are not that wrong.


Here, it should be remembered that be it marriage or other occasions of joy, there is no problem if any function, etc. is organized within the limits set by the Shariah.  However, revealing one’s beauty to an Unrelated stranger (non-Mahram), letting an Unrelated woman hold one’s hand, etc. all these are prohibited by the Shariah.


It is strictly forbidden to touch or caress a non-Mahram.  The Hadith have warnings about it.  There is a Hadith about in Al Hidayah:


Translation:  Whoever touches the hand of a non-Mahram woman, on the Day of Judgment, an ember will be placed on his hand.  (Al Hidayah, Kitab Ul Karahiyya, Vol. 4, Pg. No. 459)


An ember will be placed on the hand because the sin of touching has been done through hand.  A small spark is enough to turn us over and over in pain.  The agony and pain when an ember from the fires of hell is placed on the hand cannot even be imagined in this world.

Applying Henna to the hand of a male is prohibited.  Neither the objective for which the sister-in-law takes the hand of the would-be groom is valid nor are they permitted to hold hands.


Therefore, such customs which are against the Shariah need to be dropped and done away with.


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