Attending Non-Segregated Islamic Courses

Question:

Assalamu alaykum Mufti Saheb

Pray you are well

Is it permissible to attend Islamic courses and events where the seating arrangement is not segregated, i.e. men and women sit in one hall when attending the course?

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Answer:

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible to attend such courses and events. [1]

And Allah Ta‘ālā knows best          
(Mufti) Bilal Issak al-Mahmudi
Fatwa Dept.
 

Concurred by,
Mufti Zameelur Rahman


[1]

المبسوط للسرخسي دار المعرفة – بيروت 16/ 80

وفي اختلاط النساء مع الرجال عند الزحمة من الفتنة والقبح ما لا يخفى

غمز عيون البصائر في شرح الأشباه والنظائر 3/ 269

وقد ألف شيخ مشايخنا العلامة نور الدين علي المقدسي في هذه المسألة رسالة اعتمد فيها تصحيح القبول ، والمختار أن الزفاف لا يكره إذا لم يشتمل على مفسدة ، كما في الفتح

قلت : وهو حرام في زماننا فضلا عن الكراهة لأمور لا تخفى عليك منها اختلاط النساء بالرجال

صحيح البخاري 2/ 152

باب طَوَافِ النِّسَاءِ مَعَ الرِّجَالِ

قَالَ: ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنِي عَطَاءٌ: إِذْ مَنَعَ ابْنُ هِشَامٍ النِّسَاءَ الطَّوَافَ مَعَ الرِّجَالِ، قَالَ: كَيْفَ يَمْنَعُهُنَّ؟ وَقَدْ طَافَ نِسَاءُ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَعَ الرِّجَالِ؟ قُلْتُ: أَبَعْدَ الحِجَابِ أَوْ قَبْلُ؟ قَالَ: إِي لَعَمْرِي، لَقَدْ أَدْرَكْتُهُ بَعْدَ الحِجَابِ، قُلْتُ: كَيْفَ يُخَالِطْنَ الرِّجَالَ؟ قَالَ: لَمْ يَكُنَّ يُخَالِطْنَ


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