21 Jumada Al-Awwal 1421 A.H., August 21,2000

On the authority of `Uqbah bin `Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) who reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said:
Beware of entering to the place where women live.
A man of the Ansar said: Messenger of Allah, what if this was done by a Hamw (husband's male relatives unmarriageable to the wife even after death or divorce, such as father and son)? He replied: A relative's entrance is worst than perdition.

(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Lessons Deduced:
1. Islam is keen to maintain the safety of the Islamic community and to close all doors to evil.
2. Islam teaches avoiding adultery and all inducements leading to it.
3. It is forbidden for men, even her husband's relatives, to be alone with a woman.
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