Q. What is the correct way for a student to decline unacceptable teaching posts which the student’s Ustaadh wants to assign? A female is being asked to teach at a co-ed Muslim school which accommodates boys and girls up to grade 7.
A. The female should outrightly decline the haraam post.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “There is no obedience to anyone in anything which involves disobedience to Allah.”
If an Ustaadh asks his student to steal or commit zina or any other haraam act, the student has no option but to firmly decline and offer the Ustaadh naseehat by way of Amr Bil Ma’roof regardless of the ire of the teacher.
Q. Up to what age are girls allowed to pursue secular education?
A. The co-ed school is haraam. Girls and boys even 6 year old, may not attend a co-ed school. It is a haraam system. Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said that a girl has to observe Purdah for strangers from the age of 6, and for ghair mahram relatives from the age of 7. Expanding on this opinion, we say that due to the predominance of fisq and fujoor in our era, girls should be kept away from males even from the age of 4.
A girl should never be sent for secular education even in an all-girls school even if she is 6 years old. Basic English should be taught at home.
Q. The principal of the co-ed Muslim school is a Maulana. He is in his office on the school premises. The reason given is that he needs to attend to the male parents who want to enroll their children in the school. Is the reason valid according to the Shariah?
A. The reason is shaitaani deception. The principal in this institution is caught in the snare of Iblees. The reason given to justify his haraam presence is termed in the Qur’aan Majeed as zukhruful qawl (satanically adorned speech) which Iblees breathes or urinates into the brains of the ulama-e-soo’ who indulge in flagrant acts of haraam. Shaitaan is a cunning and clever Ustaadh. All these molvis of soo’ are agents of Iblees. They undermine the Deen in the name of the Deen. They are the scoundrels who have created the worst erosion and destruction of Islamic morality.
Q. Up to what distance can females travel to reach in a Maktab?
A. In terms of the Sunnah/Shariah women may not teach in even an all-girls madrasah. Such madrasahs are schemes of Iblees. A woman who is capable of teaching, should open her own madrasah at her home. Girls from nearby may come to her home for ta’leem.
Q. A woman has to travel 60 miles daily to work. She has no one to support her. Is this travelling permissible for her?
A. It is haraam for a woman to travel 60 miles daily or even once in a while for work. If she is a woman who is conscious of the Deen and remains at home, making dua and some other effort at home or nearby for an income, then Allah Ta’ala will open up a way for her. However, since she is not concerned with the Deen, she finds herself in such haraam circumstances where she has to come under Divine Curse daily. One’s rizq will arrive in haraam ways only if one adopts such ways. Tawakkul on Allah Ta’ala is Waajib for all Muslims, not only for Buzrugs. The minimum degree is such Tawakkul which prevents a person from indulgence in Haraam