Female being taught by a male
Fatwa No: 85337


I am a female who is taught by a male teacher, is this alright in the Deen of Islam?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

There is no harm that the man teaches the woman provided the Sharia conditions are met. First, she should be completely veiled. Second, she should not be lenient or soft in speech. Third, she should lower down her gaze. Fourth she should not stay with him in seclusion. Moreover, it is more appropriate that a screen or some barrier be between the girl and her male teacher - As for the fact that a male teacher stays in seclusion with a woman, this is unlawful. The evidence is the following Hadith, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "No man should stay with an alien woman except in the presence of one of her Mahrams (non-marriageable men to her according to Sharia)" .
Allah knows best.

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