Iesa Galloway interviews Omar Suleiman, the Imam of Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddique in New Orleans, LA, and a member of the ICNA Shariah Council.
Omar Suleiman lectures…
Many so-called practising Muslims are un-cooperative and unhelpful to members of the opposite gender. They keep away from each other as much a possible. In some cases, if two such people are put in a situation where they have to communicate, one looks into the sky, while the other looks into the ground in order to avoid eye contact. A person of this breed can even appear impolite and rude to a person who does not carry this mentality. They back their behaviour using what they have been told about verse 24:29-30 of the Qur’an. This is a misconception that arises purely out of a lack of wisdom and understanding.