Q: Is it permissible for a female to swim in the beach? I keep on my scarf and abaya and make sure there is no people around.
A: It is illogical to say that there is nobody around the beach. You cannot restrict the movement of people. So how can a Muslim woman think of doing something through which her pardah etc. will be invaded.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.