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“Islamic” school carnival

Fatwaa ID: 1128

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله يا مفتي الغالي
I went to a islamic school organized Carnival event (rides games and clown circus activities) for majority students past the pubic age minority being children. There was free mixing and majority was women and minority was men. No segregation. From personal experience there was so many women that I did not know where to put my gaze. What is the hukm of such event?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is unfortunate that most “Islamic” schools are not Islamic. We can perhaps refer to them as “Muslim” schools considering that most or all their students are Muslims. The degeneration of these Muslim schools in the last decade or so is indeed lamentable and frightening. The morals and values of Islam are almost nowhere to be found. We pray that Allaah Ta’aala guides our youth to the true prestine teachings of Islam.

Unrestricted intermingling of the sexes is impermissible. The laws of hijaab and inter-gender interactions are applicable upon people from the time they became baaligh. Children must be nurtured upon hayaa and hijaab from even before that. The lack thereof results in immorality and indecency that we commonly see in the youth of today. It is not permissible to attend such events.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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