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Women attending the ta’leem

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Q: I have a question, at times I notice women in purdah walking on the road and I don’t feel comfortable about it. I was told that because their husbands are at work they have to walk and go for the weekly ladies taleem. Is this correct for them to do?


A: It is permissible for them to attend the ta’leem. However they should be clad correctly and observe purdah. If you see them walking on the road, then you should not walk on the same side of the road that they are walking. If it is possible for you to avoid going on that street, it will be better.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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