Islamic Date09 Shawwal
English Date31 May
Must Not Freely Mix With
Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Keep yourselves away from non-mahram women.” One companion asked: “O Rasul Allah, tell me, can the husband's brother mix freely with his sister-in-law.” Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “He is like death for a woman.” [Sahih Bukhari]
Allah in His Infinite Wisdom has prohibited the free mixing of the sexes to preserve the sanctity of the family and the peace of family life. This hadith tells us clearly that the husband's brother or brother's wife definitely count as non-mahrams and that the rules of segregation between non-mahrams apply between them more than ever.