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Can Men Teach Women in Islam?

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Q: I would like to inquire as to whether or not it is permissible for a male to teach women. At my local masjid, a sheikh gives a class and the women sit in the masjid. There is separation between the men and the women as they sit on opposite sides of the masjid. To me, this just doesn’t feel right.


A: Women should not attend the musjid. Their programs should be held at some home over the transmitter.

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

Answered by:

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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