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Secular Education


As a Muslim living in Dar al-Kufr is it permissible to send your children to be educated in the secular public school system?


Alaikum Salaam

Education in Islam is extremely important and we should strive to ensure that our children progress well in this area and are able to achieve a strong intellectual status, as well as a good career, both of which can make Islam shine in today’s world and be a stepping stone for their Aakhirat.

However, education should not be at the expense of loosing one’s faith or Islamic principles. If sending your child to a particular school can harm his/her faith or shake his/her Islamic principles, then other options must be looked into.

I pray for the best for you and your family
Miqdad .R.