QuestionsCategory: Halal/HaramGender Interaction
Nabeel Ahmed asked 6 months ago
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu Mufti Saheb I hope you are well InShaaAllah? What are the rulings of gender interactions, specifically as a teacher and a student? I am asking this question because in local Madrasah the male teachers are teaching both brothers and sisters. The sisters can see the male teacher and male teacher can see the sisters directly. Please can you clarify. Jazakallahu Khayran
1 Answers
Mufti Wahaaj answered 6 months ago

بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم

الجواب حامداً ومصلياً

As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, full gender separation should be adhered to in all male and female interactions. The Qurʾān and Sunnah repeatedly warn the believers to guard their gaze and to be constantly wary of Shayṭān's traps. As for those you have specifically mentioned, you should direct your query directly to the ʿulamāʾ that you have mentioned and seek clarification from them. Additionally, you can refer to this book.

والله تعالى أعلم وعلمه أتم وبه التوفيق And Allāh Taʿālā Knows Best

Muftī Mohammed Wahaajuddin bin Salauddin (May Allāh forgive him and his parents)

Jumādā Ūlā 29, 1445 c/o December 12, 2023 --