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Using gender neutral restrooms

Fatwaa ID: 1099

Question:
Salam Alaikum Wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

What’s the ruling regarding using All gender restrooms/ gender neutral restrooms at university campus or work setting? Particularly when gender separated restrooms are not easily accessible?

Jazakum Allah Khairan

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

May Allaah Ta’aala protect us from all forms of immorality and degeneration.

In the absence of gender separated restrooms, one may use gender neutral restrooms. However, he should ensure that he lowers his gaze while there.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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