Q: I read your answer about women studying in universities. You say its not good? Why? Islam never stopped womens rights. Me and my friends study in university in abaya. We never talk to boys unless its necessary. But you are saying it is bad, it is haram. So that means women should not go to universities? I know many people who bound their women in houses and don’t allow them to go for education. I am very sad after reading it. That means women don’t have right to go and study if she likes to study and men can do anything? Why? Men can marry the girls too who are not Muslims?
A: With all the evil that is going around and the unimaginable proportions that it has reached, we do not consider this permissible. Hence a woman should remain at home. For further details regarding the position of women refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/1464 and http://muftionline.co.za/node/4014
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)