On lowering the gaze (meaning of Ayah 30 in Surah Nur)


“Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.” (Surah Nur: 30)

Does the imply also to those who intend on looking at woman to find the one who they can perform mutah (temporary marriage) with for instance?


If a man is genuinely interested in marrying a woman (permanently or temporarily) and there is a kind of promising situation, then he is allowed to look her in order for the purposes of marriage.

However, this does not justify a person looking at lots of women and saying to himself that he considers them to be potential temporary wives.

Rather, he should limit his looks to the situation where he is serious about entering into marriage with a woman, and the situation seems promising.

Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Reviewed by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei