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Lowering the gaze

Fatwaa ID: 2064

Question:
as-sallam-alaikum i had a question about lowering our gaze, can we heighten our gaze like when looking up at the board during class when there is women around, is it haram on me if i look at a women non deliberately, like not letting my eyes focus on them.

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As-salam-alaikum i had a question about if lowering my gaze all the time was mandatory, can i look at the classroom board without deliberately looking at a women, let’s say if i was having a conversation with a friend and there was a women in the corner of my eye and i don’t look at her is it permissible for me to keep looking up? jakzallah khair.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We have been commanded to lower our gaze from the opposite gender. It is incumbent that you lower you gaze when looking at the board. Restrict your gaze to the board. Refrain to the best of your abilities from looking at the women even non-deliberately. The shaytaan and the nafs are the enemies of a person and will encourage you towards evil at every opportunity.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/15/1445 AH – 01/27/2024 CE | 775, 785

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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