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I am a teenage girl and I wonder if chatting with boys on social media is considered a sin?

I am a teenage girl and I wonder if chatting with boys on social media is considered a sin?

Answer


Honorable sister,

The matter is not restricted to this extent. The male-female relationship is based on chastity. Communication between sexes is allowed if the manners prescribed by Islamic law are observed and the purpose is deemed valid by Islamic law such as work, study and so forth. A relationship that exceeds these limits becomes prohibited. In Islamic law, a woman is commanded to avoid anything that might make her an object of desire for men or an object for forbidden feelings.

And God the Almighty knows best.
 

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