“Chatting online is haram”



DUBAI – Now a days teens like to online chatting, specially boy and girls love to talk each other, but a prominent Saudi cleric has declared that online conversations are religiously forbidden, Al-Arabia news reported.

According to the report, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Saudi Committee of Senior Scholars, said that chatting online through social networks falls under the forbidden “khulwa” (a religious term describing a situation where a man and a woman are alone in a private area).

Sheikh al-Mutlaq, speaking on a local Saudi radio show, warned that “the devil would be present when women talk to men” and urged women not to talk to males, even if the purpose of the discussion is to obtain guidance and advice.

Saudi social media users took to the Internet to express mixed reactions regarding his statement.



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