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Question # : 961

Albania

I am a divorced women from Albania and I have a son 6 years old live with me. I go rarely at mosque coz I work and I am bussy but also I read about islam in internet and try to keep pray 5 times a day but I don?t wear hijab. I have nearly 7 months I know someone in internet and we see only 1 time online but we speak nearly 2-3 hours in a week and sometimes less or don?t speak for a period. I am born in islam and he is converted in islam and also is married but he knows much more about islam than me and help me in these issues. Lately we make a deal and I am afraid if I am doing the best for me and my religion or not? He said that he wanted to help my son and me so he promise me to send me every month almost nearly my monthly payment until I marry with someone and I so I have not to work much and spend more time with my son but maybe do a part time job. I accept coz he said is giving me as sadakah and doesnot want anything in return. Already he send the money and I receive it but also I am working and I am really in doubt what to do. PLZZZ help me I need your recommendation. JazakAllah khair for all Salam

Answer : 961

Published on: Aug 9, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 748/695=B)


 


Islam teaches us to have self-respect. One should eat from ones earning and avoid being indebted to others. When we are too weak too earn then in a state of emergency there is no wrong with accepting others? grants.


 


By Sadqah if you mean zakah, you can receive it if you deserve. But, a woman should observe hijab and refrain chatting on internet with strangers.



Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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