Is it permissible for a woman to teach in co-educational institution?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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Is it permissible for a lady to work in a college as teacher where there is both boys and girls as students.


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

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

A woman has to observe the laws of hijab with adult boys. It is not permissible for a woman to teach adult boys without observing the laws of hijab. [1] Furthermore, a co-ed educational environment is against the Shariah laws of hijab. [2]

The harm of a free mixing environment of a co-ed institute is well known to many. It is simply death to one’s spirituality.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Rabiul Islam

Student Darul Iftaa
Detroit, Michigan, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  {…وَإِذَا سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ…} [الأحزاب: 53]