Is it permissible for girls to study in a madrasa where men teach them from behind curtains?

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Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah,

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I would like to knwo if it is allowed for a girl to study alim course at a madrasa where she is taught by male treachers from behind a curtain? The teachers will occasionally oipen the curtain during tests and classes? What if there is another male student behind the curtain as well?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1. It is permissible for girls to study in a Madrasa where she is taught by male teachers from behind a curtain as long as there is no fear of Fitnah.[1] The male teachers should also be known for their Taqwa and should be married and Allah consciousness.

It is advisable that the teacher is married.

2. It is not permissible for the male teachers to open the curtain under any circumstances. If the male teacher deems it necessary to supervise during tests, etc. he may appoint a female teacher for their supervision.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa          
Houston, TX, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
 

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[1] مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح (7/ 2883) 

وَعَنِ الشِّفَاءِ بِنْتِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ – رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا – قَالَتْ: «دَخَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – وَأَنَا عِنْدَ حَفْصَةَ، فَقَالَ: أَلَا تُعَلِّمِينَ هَذِهِ رُقْيَةَ النَّمْلَةِ كَمَا عَلَّمْتِيهَا الْكِتَابَةَ؟» ” رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُدَ

قَالَ الْخَطَّابِيُّ: فِيهِ دَلِيلٌ عَلَى أَنَّ تَعَلُّمَ النِّسَاءِ الْكِتَابَةَ غَيْرُ مَكْرُوهٍ. قُلْتُ: يُحْتَمَلُ أَنْ يَكُونَ جَائِزًا لِلسَّلَفِ دُونَ الْخَلَفِ لِفَسَادِ النِّسْوَانِ فِي هَذَا الزَّمَانِ

محموديه (جلد 6/ ص 68, 69) فتاوی

فتاوی رحيميه (جلد 3/ ص 124-128)

فتاوی رحيميه (جلد 3/ ص  160)

امداد الاحكام (جلد 1/ ص  214)

فتاوی حقانيه (جلد  2/ ص 116, 117)

عصر حاضر کے پيچيدہ مسائل اور ان کا حل (جلد 1/  ص 136، 141)

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