Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Is it advisable for young girls (grade 12) to go on an overnight excursion? The place is less than 78km so the parents and certain teachers feel it is no problem. Certain male parents want to accompany them which will be a means of them seeing the other girls.



Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

Respected Sister

It is no secret that the era in which we live is full of wrongs, vice and evils. With the ‘hell-phone’ in nearly every child’s hand, the level of immoral and indecent behaviour has soared to unprecedented heights.

While attending high school, for girls, is in itself a major cause for many vices and wrongs, the situation is worsened when young girls go on such overnight excursions where the atmosphere is more relaxed and there isn’t strict adult supervision.

The issue of the distance is a technical matter. It is not some leeway to be abused for females travelling for the wrong purposes. Some male parents being present whereby the aspect of purdah will be violated is an added severe violation.

Answered by:

Uswatul Muslimah Panel of ‘Ulama

Checked and approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee