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Muslims and touching

Anonymous
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How common is it for religious Muslims to not touch unrelated members of the opposite sex?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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she_walk_softly
by on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Quite common with the Muslims I know.
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mommysangelface
by Emerald Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

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MrsWhite101610
by Gold Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM
My mil and fil are Muslim. I know a woman can not be in a room alone without another woman present. What exactly do you mean by "touching"
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM
A platonic hug of appreciation, for example. This is what prompted my question: http://www.cafemom.com/answers/1209921/How_can_I_show_appreciation_to_my_Muslim_landlord The other mom claims to be married to a Muslim, but she doesn't seem to understand why someone would be concerned with offending one.

Quoting MrsWhite101610:

My nil and fil are Muslim. I know a woman can not be in a room alone without another woman present. What exactly do you mean by "touching"


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MrsWhite101610
by Gold Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM
It's disrespectful to his wife to give him a hug, even to his religion. I would suggest a thank you card with a heart felt note. Any physical contact is a "no no"


Quoting Anonymous:

A platonic hug of appreciation, for example. This is what prompted my question: http://www.cafemom.com/answers/1209921/How_can_I_show_appreciation_to_my_Muslim_landlord The other mom claims to be married to a Muslim, but she doesn't seem to understand why someone would be concerned with offending one.


Quoting MrsWhite101610:

My nil and fil are Muslim. I know a woman can not be in a room alone without another woman present. What exactly do you mean by "touching"




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NDADanceMom
by on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

 When I worked with muslims I rarely touched males.  Sometimes the younger ones would shake my hand.  I often didnt touch them at all because I have a dog.  I warned my friends I had touched a dog that day and did not do a ritual cleansing.  It would make muslim prayers impure. 

MrsWhite101610
by Gold Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM
It's also disrespectful to her husband. And btw the landlord isn't supposed to be alone with her even if only her dh is Muslim. He should have given the money to her dh. The only time a woman is supposed to be alone with a man is if its a family member.


Quoting MrsWhite101610:

It's disrespectful to his wife to give him a hug, even to his religion. I would suggest a thank you card with a heart felt note. Any physical contact is a "no no"




Quoting Anonymous:

A platonic hug of appreciation, for example. This is what prompted my question: http://www.cafemom.com/answers/1209921/How_can_I_show_appreciation_to_my_Muslim_landlord The other mom claims to be married to a Muslim, but she doesn't seem to understand why someone would be concerned with offending one.



Quoting MrsWhite101610:

My nil and fil are Muslim. I know a woman can not be in a room alone without another woman present. What exactly do you mean by "touching"






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JakesMom712
by Ruby Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM
It depends. I know muslim women who hang out with men and i know muslims who don't.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM
It's not the op who is married to a Muslim man, it's one of the moms answering.


Quoting MrsWhite101610:

It's also disrespectful to her husband. And btw the landlord isn't supposed to be alone with her even if only her dh is Muslim. He should have given the money to her dh. The only time a woman is supposed to be alone with a man is if its a family member.




Quoting MrsWhite101610:

It's disrespectful to his wife to give him a hug, even to his religion. I would suggest a thank you card with a heart felt note. Any physical contact is a "no no"






Quoting Anonymous:

A platonic hug of appreciation, for example. This is what prompted my question: http://www.cafemom.com/answers/1209921/How_can_I_show_appreciation_to_my_Muslim_landlord The other mom claims to be married to a Muslim, but she doesn't seem to understand why someone would be concerned with offending one.




Quoting MrsWhite101610:

My nil and fil are Muslim. I know a woman can not be in a room alone without another woman present. What exactly do you mean by "touching"








SadiasMomma
by Gold Member on Jun. 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM
im Muslim. i kiss male friends because its my American culture. i don't even high five my husbands family friends though.
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