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Teaching females to drive

Fatwaa ID: 761

Second question is that I’ve just become a driving instructor and I’m working with an English company and what it is that I’ve told him that I will not teach and instruct females becoming of that I am getting very few students and this way it will be tough for me mange household . Am I allowed to teaching driving to Female students?

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

May Allaah Ta’aala place barakah in your sustenance. We commend you for your desire to earn a halaal income.

We presume that you will be driving and instructing on public roads. Ideally, it will be best to teach your own gender only. However, if you choose to teach the opposite gender as well, then that will be permissible as long as you maintain and observe the general laws of hijaab and inter-gender interactions. Khalwah would not be found in public roads.

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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