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  • Complying with teachers' requests in mixed school Date: 9-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I talked with a shaykh and he told me that if such-and-such conditions are met, I can stay at my mixed school. My question is: is it a sin to help the teachers inside/outside the lesson? For example, they might tell us to buy them a textbook; or in math class, the teacher might ask us to help him by.. More

  • Ruling on participating in model United Nations Date: 20-2-2017

    What is the Islamic perspective regarding participating in a model United Nations program? Is it a competition that is haram? I have very little knowledge of what it is exactly and of what participants have to talk about and ignore if anything that is done there goes against Islam. I hope that you can give me an Islamic perspective. .. More

  • Why attending mixed schools is mostly forbidden Date: 19-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. You said that it is haram to attend coeducational schools if we feel inclined towards doing haram. Are you talking about fornication? Touching or looking? Falling in love? You must be aware that Muslim coeducational schools do not have free mixing (during class time at least); the boys and girls just.. More

  • Interacting with female colleagues at work Date: 18-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In my office, female colleagues regularly manipulate and sometimes order male colleagues to do favors for them, like bringing them water and snacks from the shop, do photocopies for them, and so on. It really embarrasses me to see men running errands for these women. If the females ask me to do the same and I say no out of self-respect,.. More

  • Gathering boys and girls in one class due to small numbers Date: 25-12-2016

    I live in a non-Muslim country and try to help the Muslim youth (age 12-16) to save their faith in this society (which contains a lot of promiscuity, pre-marital relations, alcohol, and so on). Once a week, I gather some Muslim youth for a small lecture (usually about the biography of our beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and they are.. More

  • Woman meeting male clients for business interactions Date: 11-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykom wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I want to create a website for selling and buying, which needs a physical meeting with clients and sellers, and I have my sister to do this work. Is it halal or haram for my sister to meet strangers for work? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Refraining from talking to non-Mahram women Date: 1-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have a question about a fatwa on this website. The question is about fatwa no. 308110 (see the link at the bottom). In that fatwa, you said that it is permissble for a muslim woman to refrain from talking to non-Mahram (permanently unmarriageable) men. Does it mean that it would be permissble if a.. More

  • Compulsory swimming class for girls in school where men may see them Date: 31-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question. I am 14 years old. I am attending a school where there is a swimming class. I have asked my mother to buy a swimming suit that covers the 'Awrah (what should be covered of the body). The school does not use a separated swimming pool, but they differentiate the time. So we do not go to swimming together. However,.. More

  • Going to mixed gym to lose excess weight Date: 19-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to go to a gym because I am overweight, and in the place where I am in now, there are only mixed gyms, some so big that they have swimming pools, courts, and other stuff. I searched and discovered that there was one gym for men only, but it burned down, so as far as I know, there is no alternative. What I want to ask is whether.. More

  • Ruling on joining mixed color run Date: 27-3-2016

    Is it haram for me to go to the color run, which is mixed, given that I will be accompanied by my friends (all girls) and an adult who will be there to supervise? .. More

  • Helping refugees who might be staying in mixed homes Date: 25-1-2016

    In my country in Europe, a lot of refugees are coming right now. There is a refugee reception/temporary home for youths who come by themselves. Now, there is a job where you can work there to help them, for example, by explaining things, making namelists, etc. Is this job halal? I do not exactly know how they live; for example, if they mixed the young.. More

  • Shaking hands with a non-mahram woman is not a compelling necessity Date: 20-11-2015

    Is the doctrine of necessity accepted by one of the madhhabs exclusive of the stated examples or can one include 'functions of state in a secular society' as a necessity regarding the subject of a man shaking hands with a woman who is not mahram (permanently unmarriageable)? .. More

  • Working for a website that displays images of women without Hijab Date: 22-7-2015

    Assalamu alaykum. Is it permissible to work in a website as writer and in this website you are gonna find people who need writers but in this website they are displaying woman in their website with no headscarf so is that permissible? and also is it permissible to learn courses where woman is display on website? and is it permissible to have a female.. More

  • Ruling on helping a non-Mahram woman in distress Date: 16-1-2015

    assalamu alaikum brother I would like to know if a muslim would be rewarded for good deeds done to a non mahram women. for example when I was studying I used to help a sister who was in a great deal of stress and I helped her with her studying, financially and general help weekly. this involved speaking to her etc and I would like to know if I would.. More

  • Swimming in a mixed pool Date: 24-12-2014

    My husband recently joined a club which provides all facilities including swimming, tennis, football etc, both with and without formal classes. Given that there is a lack and limited access to physical activity while staying in today's apartment complexes and also to teach our boys swimming which is a Sunnah, we've decided to use the club facilities... More