During the time of engagement, the man and woman are not married and are not allowed to be alone with each other. It is forbidden for them to have intimate relations during this time. Engaged couples should be moderate in their behaviour and abide by Islamic morals in their speech.

Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Azharite scholar, states: “There is nothing wrong, as far as Islamic Shari`ah is concerned, in talking to your fiancée about general matters such as her life or future life in general or school or her good morals and characteristics without going deep in speech in a way that may lead to forbidden talk. So, we can briefly say that engaged couples should abide the ethics and morals of talking between people of the opposite sex.”

Elaborating more on this issue, the eminent Muslim scholar, Dr. `Abdul-Fattah `Ashoor, Professor of the Exegesis of the Qur’an at Al-Azhar Univ., states:

“One’s talk with their fiancée is like any other talk. It should not incite any sexual desires. They both should abide by the Islamic morals governing talk that is mentioned in the Qur’anic verse that reads: “O ye wives of the Prophet! Ye are not like any other women. If ye keep your duty (to Allah), then be not soft of speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease aspire (to you), but utter customary speech.” (Al-Ahzab: 32)

Their talk should be pure and moral. If they abide by these morals, then there is nothing wrong in talking to each other.”