Assalamu Alaykum Ulamah of Deoband.
My question is, is it permissible to use internet forums which are set up in the name of Islam but where males and females engage in online discussions? Shukran
It is allowed to use the internet forum if it is according to Shariah. If there is online discussion (by writing) then there is no problem, even if there is a woman at another end. But, if there are pictures or voice of women, then it will not be allowed even if it has only Islamic contents. So, it is allowed to use internet in itself provided that there is no picture of living being and voice of women.
Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best
Darul Uloom Deoband