Sunday, December 30, 2012

Is mingling between men and women allowed at university?

Answered by the Grand Mufti of Egypt.

Question:

I request a fatwa on the ruling for the mingling that occurs between the sexes in educational institutions, bearing in mind that friendships may sometimes exceed colleagueship.

Answer:

There is no objection to mingling between males and females in schools, universities or other institutions provided:

- It does not transgress the boundaries of decorum and Islamic teachings.
- Females must dress decently; their clothes should not cling to the body nor be transparent and they should cover the body. Females must also lower their gaze and stay away from being alone with a member of the opposite sex, whatever the reasons.
-Both sexes are required to mindful of Allah with regards to their eyesight (lowering their gaze), hearing and feelings. Allah said:

Tell the believing men to reduce (some) of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is aquainted with what they do. [Quran 24:30]

The Ruling

 Mingling between the sexes is prohibited if they do not adhere to the Islamic teachings and decorum and if it incites desire and leads to prohibitions.

http://www.dar-alifta.org/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=2269&LangID=2&MuftiType=0

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