An opinion from the Saudi Arabian Permanent Committee forbidding Muslim children to be educated at schools run by non-Muslims

What is the ruling on a man who registers his son or his daughter in a French or English school?
– which are both in opposition to the teachings of the Religion. Whilst he claims to be a Muslim and that he is seeking a good future for them?


It is obligatory upon the father that he cultivates his offspring – whether they are male or female with an Islamic cultivation. For they are a trust in his hand; and he will be responsible for them on The Day of Judgement. Thus it is impermissible for him to enter them into the schools of the disbelievers for fear of fitnah (trial) and of the corruption of ones belief as well as manners/conduct.

The future is in The Hand of Allaah The Majestic and Most High, Allaah The Majestic and Most High says:

((And whosoever fears Allaah, then He will make his matter easy for him.)) (Soorah At-Talaaq: 4)


Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdullaah bin Qu`ood
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee Fataawaa Al-Lajnah ad-daa'imah vol. 12 page 141 question eight of fatwa number 4172 Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq