As a male driving instructor, can I have female students?
March 27, 2017
Q: I am a male driving instructor who also teaches female students how to drive. My question is is it permissible for me to teach female students on one to one driving lessons. What is my position in Islam , is it allowed,. Please can you clarify this position. Jazakallah
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A: As a male driving instructor, it is permissible to teach non-mahram female students with two fundamental conditions. Firstly, that the female student observes the rules of hijab. Secondly, there is a third person in the car as it will not be possible to avoid seclusion with a non-mahram. If either of the two conditions is absent, it will not be permitted for you to teach the non-mahram female student.