Man being alone with a woman is prohibited, why?

Man being alone with a woman is prohibited, why?

Prophet Mohamed peace be upon him told us that man should not be alone with a strange woman as that is totally prohibited. Is there any scientific reason for that?

Let us read……….

According to a study from the University of Valencia, Scientists say that just five minutes alone with an attractive female raise the level of cortisol in man.

Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone which is produced by the body under physical or psychological stress and has been linked to heart disease.

Researchers in the study tested 84 male students by asking each one to sit in a room and solve a Sudoku puzzle. Two strangers, one male, and one female were also in the room.


When the female stranger left the room and the two men remained sitting together, the volunteer’s stress levels did not rise. However, when the volunteer was left alone with the female stranger, his cortisol levels rose.

Glory to Allah!!! Isn’t what Allah Almighty and His prophet are warning Muslims to do as this courtship is only a start of a forbidden relationship?

Researchers believe that chronically elevated cortisol levels can worsen medical conditions and can disrupt almost all of the body’s processes. This puts humans at increased risk of numerous health problems, including Heart disease, Sleep problems, Digestive problems, Depression, Obesity, Memory impairment, and to Worsening skin conditions, such as eczema.

It is worth mentioning that Cortisol can have a positive effect in small doses, improving alertness, well-being, producing glucose from proteins, and helping quickly increase the body’s energy in times of stress.

Indeed more researchers should be held to discover more problems caused by men meeting separately with women.

Allah Almighty says : ( Say O Muhammad “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly)

{ Sûrat Al-A‘râf – The Heights (The Walls with Elevations) -verse33}.

And Prophet Mohamed peace be upon him says concerning that matter: “when a man is being alone with strange women, Satan is the third of them” {agreed by AL-Albany}.

In the end, we as Muslims believe that a man should not sit alone with a strange woman whether she is beautiful or not and whether she is young or old because instinct is existed in both man and woman even they are young or old and even they are beautiful or ugly and that divine and prophetic order is to prevent man and woman from starting a forbidden relationship.

Indeed, what is told by Allah Almighty and the prophet is the right to follow and future researches will provide more proofs on the rightness and purity of our faith.

He Almighty says:

(We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur’an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?)

[ Sûrat Fussilat – They are Explained in detail -verse53].

By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

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