Channel: Musleh Khan
What constitutes khalwah (seclusion with the opposite gender). In what situations does this apply?
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh brothers and sisters Today let's talk about seclusion with the opposite gender. So what exactly is defined in the shared era as halwa? When are you really alone with the opposite gender. So an example of this is you step into the elevator, and right after you comes in a guy or girl, so it's just the two of you two opposite genders in this elevator does that count as seclusion is shaitan the third in the elevator with you, or something even more practical, you get a job interview and you meet the president of the company. And that President is a male, you're a female, he invites you into his office to conduct that interview, but he closes the
door is shaytaan the third. And that's the reason why you didn't get the job. So what exactly constitutes as hollow. So here's the first thing you want to know, is by definition, halwa literally means to be secluded, and seclusion is a situation where no one has access to you, no one can talk to you. No one knows where you are, you're nowhere to be found. So if somebody you get into a cab, and you're driving around the city, and the cab driver is a male, you're a female sitting at the back, you're not in seclusion. Why? Because everybody can see you. Everybody can access you this the cab is being monitored, the company knows where that particular cab is driving, etc. They're always
being tracked. So you're never really alone. seclusion, no one knows where you are, no one can access you. Now, it's fair to say that at the same time with that definition, it doesn't mean that all of these situations don't have at least characteristics of seclusion. They resemble it to some degree. And because these situations resemble seclusion, it's important for us to try to avoid them as best as we can. But however, the rule is for you to understand it's not a requirement, you don't have to push yourself, you don't have to be sitting there at the lobby at 1am in the morning, and waiting for an empty elevator to arrive because you being in the lobby down there at 1am is
dangerous enough already. So if the elevator comes, there's a guy in there or a girl in there, just get in and get home as quickly as you can. You don't need to do that. But if it's a busy day, if it's a nice sunny day, you're not feeling too tired. You want to wait, make that decision. Prevention is always better than cure. So the more you abstain from being in those secluded moments, the better it is for you and for your amen in sha Allah hota either. So at least we understand at this point that by definition, if no one can access you, that is what's that's where the danger lies. That's where seclusion fits into that particular category. So having said that, brothers and
sisters, I hope that this brings some clarity to exactly what seclusion is, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for all of you to sit on Wiley Kumar.