Co-education and Hijāb
Social Issues
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

Can a girl who wears a Hijāb study in co-education? This includes group studies with boys and giving presentations and preparing reports together.


Co-education seems to be in direct contradiction with the social values and the social set-up Islam intends to establish in a community. All Islamic countries should make efforts to set up schools, colleges and universities for both genders, or make proper arrangements, if this is not possible, to accommodate female students for this purpose. However, the way things stand at the moment, it becomes very difficult for a lady to choose an educational institution particularly at the undergraduate level which is free from this problem. If studying in co-education systems becomes unavoidable, then a lady should try to form a group with other fellow girls and remain in their company as far as possible.

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