Is It Permissible to Teach Sex Education in the West?

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Question: Is it permissible to teach sex education in the West?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

There is nothing wrong with teaching sex education. In fact, you can be a very much needed role model for Muslim youth.

The only issue is that you have to channel the direction of the class into the best moral approach possible. Encouraging things like masturbation, and giving practical instead of simply medical advice on sinful sexual relations would be off the cards.

The exact details of the curriculum, as well and the stance of your superiors in the school setting would make a big difference.

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I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

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Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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