Is it halal for girls and boys to wear the same uniform to take tae kwon do training in gender segregated classes in the Islamic center adjoining the masjid?

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

Is it halal for girls and boys to wear the same uniform to take tae kwon do training in gender segregated classes in the Islamic center adjoining the masjid?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

If the uniform is Shariah compliant in the sense that it covers the satr, is not skin-tight, above the ankles (for boys) etc., it would be permissible to wear these uniforms and attend such gender segregated classes. Since these uniforms are specific to the activity, not to the gender, and they are not generally worn outside that gathering, the boys and girls may wear the same type of uniform.

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Waqas Memon

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani