Q: We are a group of girls living in a poor quarter. Our houses are mostly small
and of poor hygienic conditions which makes it difficult for us to stay for long
hours indoors especially during very hot summer days. For this reason, we used
to sit out in the alley. According to that, is it haram or even disliked to
leave house and sit, nearly every day, outdoors in the alley?
A: If it is done along with observing [Islamic] standards like hijab and no vile
impacts would result, it is permissible.