Husband has friendships with women


My husband has and still does have friendships with women since we married 18 years ago. The friendships are causing problems with our marriage as I do not trust him or the women he is friends with. Some of the women are Muslim, however they appear to disregard this and continue disrespecting me by keeping in touch with my husband.

Does Islam permit male and female friendships? What should I do to stop the jealousy and resentment I feel towards my husband. May Allah forgive my weakness.


Male and female friendship and the idea of non-Mahram guys and girls mingling together as “friends” is not endorsed by our faith. Your husband should know this and act accordingly and all of your jealousy will stop, insha-Allah.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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