Question 37: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the final Prophet.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ has read the letter which was sent to his Eminence, the Grand Muftee, from the questioners, Chairman and Members of Association of Islaamic law at the Faculty of Sharee`ah and Islamic Studiesat the university of Kuwait.This letter was transferred to the Committee by the Secretariat-General of the Council of Senior Scholars under the number 1202 in 11/03/1416 A. H. The questioners asked the following question: Is it permissible that a male teacher teaches female students without there being a screen between them so that they see each other? It may be important to mention that mostly the teacher does not see their faces as they wear the face veil.
Is it permissible that a female student attends the office of her male teacher and the latter talks with her without there being a screen between them but mostly without seeing her face? Is it permissible that such a student takes a seat inside the office of a male teacher speaking with him about the field of study and so on, while no Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative) accompanies her or she is accompanied by one of her female schoolmates and the teacher explains the lesson to them or answers their questions which are related to lectures and so on? It may be worthy to mention that the foregoing can be done by phone and that some of the teachers are still in their youth or have just started their old age while the female students are mostly in the beginning of their youth.
Answer: After the Committee had studied the question it answered as follows… read more here.