Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 40066
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Feb 27,2018

Title: Young girl wearing top and pants.


Slms pray hzrt family all well insA. A so called Deeni parents are sending their young baaligh daughter to a kuffaar school and dressed in top and pants and they justify this by saying that many other Muslim girls are dressed like. Want hzrts response which I can forward to this couple. Jzklkhairwslm 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If the parents of the girl in reference are Deeni consciousness they should know that their baligh daughter is duty bound by Shariah to observe hijab and conceal the form and shape of her body, let aside allowing her to wear pants and tops and that too at school where the environment is infested with boys who are like hawks waiting to fulfil their appetite of carnal desires and rob girls of their honour and chastity.

Consider the following statistics,

Ø Facts and Statistics on Sexual Abuse.

  • The 2015 Association of American Universities (AAU) Campus Survey on Sexual Assault, one of the largest studies ever of college sexual violence, drew responses from Campus Climate Surveys of 150,000 students across 27 schools, including most of the Ivy League schools. It found that more than 20% of female and 5% of male undergraduates said that they were victims of non-consensual sexual contact, defined as behaviours ranging from unwanted sexual touching or kissing to penetration, through either physical force or incapacitation, since entering college.


  • The Sexual Victimization of College Women. National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Findings from this report include: It is estimated that the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions may be between 20% and 25% over the course of a college career. Among college women, 9 in 10 victims of rape and sexual assault knew their offender. Almost 12.8% of completed rapes, 35% of attempted rapes, and 22.9% of threatened rapes happened during a date.


  • Reported Campus Rapes Nearly Double from 2013 to 2014


  • Student pregnancies at tertiary institutions worldwide are increasing every year despite the assumption that students have sufficient knowledge of the risks of unprotected sex. At TUT, the number of students who sought help as a result of unplanned pregnancies, abortion or post-abortion stress has increased by approximately 250% from 2005.


Parents ought to be sensitive to the Islamic values of their daughter and they should and should sacrifice everything to ensure their daughter maintains her Islamic values and morals. To send ones daughter to an evil and immoral environment is like placing butter next to fire and expecting the butter not to melt or placing metal next to a magnet and expect it not to react or touching a live wire and expecting not to get shocked.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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