Youngsters mixing in studying and swimming

Q 4: You have issued a Fatwa concerning women’s work in places where men and women mix. Is it permissible for girls to study in mixed schools?

A: The reasoning behind preventing mixing between men and women is the fear of temptation. It may also lead to committing adultery, violating the prohibitions appointed by Allah and spreading mischief in the community. These things are more probable in mixed educational systems than anywhere else. Therefore, mixed education is prohibited.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.