Christian children enrolled in Muslim schools

Question 35: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ has reviewed the question presented by the principal of girls’ education to the chairman of the Departments of Scholarly Research, Ifta’, Daw‘ah, and Guidance, which was referred to it from the General Secretariat, ref. No. 18/2, dated 10/1/94.

It reads as follows: “In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some companies and organizations hire Christians who want to send their daughters to the government schools. I hope that your respectable department will study the possibility of accepting these girls, with the aim of inviting them to Islaam through education, as this is one of the best ways to convey the Da‘wah (call to Islaam). The problem that we faced in respect of Da‘wah in the past, was the persistent refusal to accept the Christians in Muslim schools. However, as we are enjoined to convey Islaam and call to it all human beings, we hope that Allaah will help us realize this through the medium of education, bearing in mind that the curriculums include teaching the Qur’aan and its Tafseer (explanation/exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan). I hope to receive your answer to my letter as soon as possible.”

Answer: After the committee studied the question, it answered as follows… read more here.


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