Mixed Gender Classes

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible for men and women who are students of knowledge to attend classes where both genders are present.



Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.

Can women and men be in one classroom when they are seeking knowledge?



Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.

Dear questioner,

In principle, as long as there are a number of men or women, then it is permissible.

For more detail, please see Mixed Gatherings: A Detailed Response Regarding Gender Interaction and How to Deal with Free Mixing in Public Schools.



Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.


Is It Permissible to Attend a Mixed Gathering? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Is it permissible to attend a mixed gathering?

Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam,

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Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersHub Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).