Women attending islamic talks at masjid without a mahram

Question ID: 31996


1. Is it permissible for women to attend Islamic talks at the local Masjid at night with their Mahram where there are separate entrances & segregation, but at the time of departure, due to the large numbers there would be an inevitable intermingling of the sexes in the Masjid car park?

2. What would the ruling be in the same situation, but where the lady comes to the Masjid at night without her Mahram & not in niqab?

3. If the speaker, who is an Alim, knows or should have reasonable cause to believe that women will be travelling to the Masjid on their own at night, without niqab, should he still give a talk or refuse to do so?

4. Would the scholar be complicit in sin if he were to give a talk in such a situation knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that ladies were attending a night talk without their Mahrams & not observing the rules of Hijab?

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Asked on September 5, 2014 2:34 pm
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1) There is no need for women to emerge from their homes. They can listen over the transmitters.

2) This is Haraam.

3) He must refuse.

4) All are sinners: the speaker, those that attend, and the organizers.

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Answered on September 5, 2014 2:34 pm