Teaching that May Involve Praising False Religions or Dieties to Students
Fatwa No: 402898

Question

Assalam Alaykum,
I am a tuition teacher I have to teach subjects like Maths , English , Science , Social Science and Some Language Subjects Like Odia,Urdu ,Hindi and Sanskrit - Question Arises here is that some of the topics from language subjects contains shirk and kufr - Praising of Hindus false Deities and Some concepts that goes against Islam - How can I teach them these subjects because these are compulsury subjects otherwise students will get fail if they dont read these - Should I teach them and along with i refute the concepts of shirk in those topics or should i deny my students to teach these subjects please help in this question

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is not permissible to teach subjects that glorify polytheism and its people, and the subjects that violate the Islamic Sharee'ah.

In priciple, these subjects should be forbidden from teaching, because teaching them involves deceiving students and propagating falsehood. Some of this falsehood may affect the heart of the students, and as a result they would consider it as good and consequently they will be led astray.

The Sharee’ah has urged us to flee from places of suspicion, let alone displaying explicit falsehood to the people.

If teaching these subjects is compulsory, then one must, first of all, contact the Ministry of Education and advise them to prevent teaching them, if only for the Muslim students.

If they do not respond, then one should be limited to teaching the minimum of what the students need without explaining all the false ideologies, while it is compulsory to clarify the falsehood of polytheism that they include and refute the misconceptions that are in them, and also clarify the truth that the sound Sharee’ah has brought to us.

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 355942.

Allah knows best.

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