Islamic concepts

Ikhtilāṭ إختلاط — social mingling between genders

ALA-LC ikhtilāṭ
IPA ˈɪχtɪlæætˤ

Men and women can work together for a purpose. Not for random social leisure.

  • And when you ask [the Prophet’s wives] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts. (Qurʾān 33:53)

Men must not enter a women-only space.