Women studying online

Q: I have completed my A Levels but did not attend a university after that as I was told by my Shaikh that leaving the house for such studies was not permissible for women. Now I wish to enroll in an online university for a 4-year Psychology Bachelor Program. In this university, classes are conducted online and are prerecorded. One has to listen to lectures online and only leave the house for taking the exams. I was told by someone who has already studied from the said university that the prerecorded lectures are sometimes given by male teachers as well. However, I may be able to guard my eyes by only 'listening' and not watching if the lecturer is a male. Kindly advise me as to whether it is allowed to enroll in such a university or not.

A: The safest thing for women is to live lives of contentment and simplicity. If they come onto simplicity and contentment they will not see the need for more degrees.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)