Islamic concepts

Ikhtilāṭ إختلاط — social mingling between genders

إِختِلَاط
noun
ALA-LC ikhtilāṭ
IPA ˈɪχtɪlæætˤ

http://islamic-dictionary.tumblr.com/post/5632247245/ikhtilat-arabic-is-a-term-used-for

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.

http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?id=1341