Joining a women’s whatsapp room to learn Arabic in which the teacher is male

Question :

Is it permissible for a woman to join a sisters whatsapp room (many ladies). But the ‘teacher is a male’ to learn Arabic? Is it even allowed for this brother to even teach these sisters?

Answer :

Shaykh initially told if the male teacher is not speaking face to face to women and also the person is not an innovator and there is no problem on teaching women, but later one of the students informed the Shaykh that in whatsapp room a person can know the phone numbers of the women and can talk to her privately then the Shaykh told it is better to avoid this as it is a means to trials and also advised the women not to make chat groups.

Answered by : Shaykh Abu bilal

Translated the summary of Answer by : AbdnNoor Al Hindi

Translator’s advice : The teacher should make a website/blog for his classes and spread it for both Males and Females and any clarifications from women should be routed through their male relatives to the teacher. This way insha Allah, he will safe from trials, Allah knows best.