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Q: Why is it considered permissible to look at a non-mahram female?

A:This question epitomizes two Fatwas, the first regarding the permissibility of looking at those who would not listen to you even if you wish to admonish them, whether they were Muslims or non-Muslims and knowing that certain jurists take precaution  in the matter when it comes to non-Muslims. There is a jurisprudential understanding that certain Hadiths implies that looking at a woman as a mere sexual object is disrespectful. Looking at a body part that she has decided to cover constitutes an assault to her sanctimony and violating her honor. She does not wish anyone to look at that part, and in case she caches someone sneaking at her she would rebuke him severely.