Girls madrasah encouraging girls to wear tight fighting clothes for exercises

Q: My daughter is attending an Islamic Muslims girls Madrasah. After complaints from some parents that the girls are picking up weight and not very fit, they started exercise for the girls. We generally encourage our daughters not to wear tight fitting clothing, and clothing that kufaar wear, but they are forced to wear these types of clothing for their exercises. After asr and before maghrib on Fridays, we generally encourage our family members to engage in dua and ibaadat, but they use this time also for exercise. Kindly advise if this is correct? Also advise what should we as concerned parents do.

A: For them to wear these types of clothes is not permissible. As the head of the house you are supposed to be directing and leading the children, not the aapa. You are solely responsible for your child. If she goes off, she will be sinful and you being the guardian you will also bear the brunt of her wrong.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)