Swimming pools only for women ?

Swimming pools only for women ?

If these swimming pools are only for women it is not permissible to go to them either, even if that is less serious than public baths.

That is because women uncover their ‘awrahs, and even if the Muslim woman covers her body she will see those naked women and she will not be able to tell them not to do this evil action.

The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas were asked:

I am an engineer working in the holy city; my job is in the building permits department.

A citizen has submitted to us a plan for a health centre offering natural remedies, with two sections, one for men and one for women. After studying the drawings and plans it was noted that there is a large swimming pool in the women’s section.

The project manager was informed that this swimming pool is not permissible, because swimming requires women to take off their clothes and then put on tight clothes that, even if they do not show her ‘awrah, will show the shape of her body, and as is well known it is not permissible for women to uncover the ‘awrah among other women.

So we explained to the project manager that, by way of blocking the means to evil and warding off evil consequences, he should not build this swimming pool because it was highly possible – especially nowadays – that among the workers would be someone who did not fear Allah, even among the women, and might take pictures of the women in secret, whether with a regular camera or a video camera such as is available nowadays.

This would cause a great of trouble and would turn this centre from being a centre for healing to a centre of corruption and fitnah.

And it is well known that everything that leads to haraam is also haraam.

We hope that you can clarify the Islamic ruling on such cases.

They replied:

It is not permissible to build a swimming pool for women in the centre mentioned, because warding off evil takes precedence over bringing benefits.

End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah, 26/342-343

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Posted on August 15, 2015, in Knowledge / Seeking Knowledge, Women in Islam / Childrens Upbringing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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