Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong with a Muslim woman
making use of the internet and entering the Paltalk website for that purpose, so long as that does not lead to anything that is forbidden in
Islam, such as talking privately with men. That is because talking to men may turn into chat which usually leads temptation. Hence it is essential
to be strict and avoid that, seeking the pleasure of Allaah and fearing His punishment.
How often have these conversations lead to
bad results, and even caused people to fall in love, and have led some to do things that are even more serious than that. The Shaytaan makes each
of them imagine attractive qualities in other, which leads them to develop an attachment that detrimental to their spiritual welfare and worldly
Sharee’ah blocks all the ways that may lead
to fitnah (temptation, trial), hence it forbids softness of speech and does not allow a man to be alone with a non-mahram woman. Undoubtedly these
private chats are not regarded as khulwah in the sense that he people involved cannot see one another, but they are one of the greatest causes of
fitnah as is well known.
What has happened to you is the best
testimonial to the truth of what we are saying, because it is difficult for a man to ask these personal questions of a believing woman, unless he
uses these means that are being used in a bad way.
Fear Allaah, and do not speak to non-mahram
men. This is safer for your religious commitment and purer for your heart. You should note that marriage to a righteous man is a blessing from
Allaah, and a blessing cannot be acquired by means of sin.
Shaykh Ibn Jibreen (may Allaah preserve him)
was asked: What is the ruling on correspondence between young men and women, if this correspondence is free from immorality and love?
It is not permissible for any man to correspond with a woman who is not his mahram, because of
the fitnah (temptation) involved in that. A person may think that there is no fitnah, but the Shaytaan will keep trying until he tempts him. The
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded those who heard of the Dajjaal to keep away from him, and said that a man may
approach him as a believer, but the Dajjaal will keep trying until he leads him astray.
Correspondence between young men and women
involves a great deal of fitnah and danger, so we must avoid it, even though the questioner says that this correspondence is free from immorality
From Fataawa al-Mar’ah, compiled by
Muhammad al-Musnad, p. 96.
Undoubtedly correspondence via chat rooms is
more dangerous than correspondence by mail, but both are bad.
And Allaah knows best.