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Wether a mature woman can teach (ISlam / Quran majeed while observing complete Niqab and Hijab) to men or not in a class room.? and vise versa

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i would like to know in the light of Quran Majeed and Ahadith e sahiha that wether a mature woman can teach (ISlam / Quran majeed while observing complete Niqab and Hijab) to men or not in a class room.?

and vise versa . the female student observing full pardah are being taught by a male scholar in a class.

 

can a women touch the Quran not directly to the words but putting on the gloves during her monthly periods.

 

in a big class room where hundres of students are sitting on the floor having Quran Majeed and the teacher is sitting on a chair to teach the Quran i mean higher then student is it ok. while it is just for teaching otherwise taking good care and respect of Quran Majeed, is it ok?m

 

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Can men teach women

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: i would like to know in the light of Quran Majeed and Ahadith e sahiha that wether a mature woman can teach (ISlam / Quran majeed while observing complete Niqab and Hijab) to men or not in a class room.?

and vise versa . the female student observing full pardah are being taught by a male scholar in a class.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verses 30-31:

30 Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.

31 And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty.


 

Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, as much as Islam has guided the believers to fear Allah, lower their gaze and scrupulously guard their modesty.Islam has permitted the believers that if there is an absolutely genuine need and cause, they may inter-act with non-mehram members of the opposite sex, provided all the conditions of modesty and hijaab are honored.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 53:

53 O ye who Believe! Enter not the Prophet's houses until leave is given you for a meal, (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation: but when ye are invited, enter; and when ye have taken your meal disperse without seeking familiar talk. Such (behavior) annoys the Prophet: He is ashamed to dismiss you, but Allah is not ashamed (to tell you) the truth. And when ye ask (his ladies) for anything ye want ask them from before a screen: that makes for greater purity for your hearts and for theirs. Nor is it right for you that ye should annoy Allah's Messenger or that ye should marry his widows after him at any time. Truly such a thing is in Allah's Sight an enormity

 

If one studies the above verse of Surah Ahzaab, Allah Subhanah is addressing some of the most chaste and purest men and women who ever walked on this planet earth (the noble companions and the chaste wives of the Prophet (saws)); but even these noblest of souls are commanded by their Lord that if they were to talk or ask something from the noble wives of the Prophet (saws), they should honor the hijaab and ask of them from behind a screen or a veil and in an absolutely strict business-like manner.for that makes for greater purity for their hearts.

 

Now to answer your specific question:

i would like to know in the light of Quran Majeed and Ahadith e sahiha that wether a mature woman can teach (ISlam / Quran majeed while observing complete Niqab and Hijab) to men or not in a class room.?

and vise versa . the female student observing full pardah are being taught by a male scholar in a class.

There is enough evidence in history that after the death of the Prophet (saws), the companions would occasionally approach Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) and seek guidance on some matters of the deen, or some specific issues related to the personal life of the Prophet (saws) which none would know except his wives.and Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) would thus answer those queries. Thus, in essence, provided the conditions and restrictions of hijaab are scrupulously honored, there is no specific prohibition in Islam if one seeks knowledge from a non-mehram scholar of the opposite sex.

 

The majority of the good scholars are of the opinion that the case of the noble companions seeking religious knowledge or rulings from Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) was a specific issue because of her proximity to the personal life of the Messenger of Allah (saws). The knowledge of the Sunnah that she was exposed to or possessed because of her proximity of being a wife of the Prophet (saws), none could have gathered except the noble and chaste wives of the Prophet (saws).

 

Thus although the scholars do not declare it forbidden or prohibited for believers to seek religious knowledge from non-mehram scholars of the opposite sex; they are of the opinion that in this day and age when there are eminent scholars available in both sexes, it would be best, purest, and closest to piety if one feared Allah and sought to generally learn the dictates of the deen from a member of their own sex.thus saving themselves from putting themselves in a fitnah or trial from inter-acting without absolutely genuine cause with the opposite sex.

 

Your Question: can a women touch the Quran not directly to the words but putting on the gloves during her monthly periods.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verse 77-79:

That this is a Glorious Quran, inscribed in a well-guarded Book, which none can touch, except the purified.

 

Although the above aayah is meant to state how the Quran is honored by the noble Angels in the heavens; the scholars have opined that just as the Glorious Quran is honored in the heavens by the Noble Angels, so should it be honored on earth. And thus, one should touch it only when one is pure and clean, and preferably when in the state of wudu.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:

They ask about the monthly periods (of the women). Say (O Prophet), It is a state of impurity; so keep apart from the women during their monthly periods and do not go near them (sexual intercourse) until they are clean.

 

To the best of our knowledge, we have not come across any authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws) where he (saws) explicitly forbade the menstruating women to touch the Holy Quran. All the scholars and major schools of thought in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that there is absolutely no harm for a woman, who is experiencing her menstrual period, to recite the Quran from memory, or make supplications, or praise and glorify her Lord Most High, Most Exalted.

 

Some scholars have voiced their opinion on a menstruating women touching a copy of the Quran because of her state of impurity. But the vast majority of them have permitted the believing woman who is studying or memorizing the Quran, especially if she fears that she might forget what she has memorized or fall behind in her studies while she is experiencing her menstruation, to touch the Glorious Quran even in her menses, provided she wears gloves when touching it. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 589 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

While the Messenger of Allah (saws) was in the mosque, he (saws) said: O Aisha, get me that garment. She said: I am menstruating. Upon this he (saws) remarked: Your menstruation is not in your hand, and she, therefore, got him that garment.

 

Your Question: in a big class room where hundres of students are sitting on the floor having Quran Majeed and the teacher is sitting on a chair to teach the Quran i mean higher then student is it ok. while it is just for teaching otherwise taking good care and respect of Quran Majeed, is it ok?

As long as one does not sit on a higher ground or level than others only due to pride and arrogance, and the Glorious Quran is not intentionally dishonored or disrespected.there is absolutely no harm if in a big class-room where hundreds of students are studying, the teacher sits on an elevated ground or level so that their students may all see him/her.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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