Male and female whatsapp groups

Q. A Whatsapp group was created for all the Muslim brothers working at the company that I am employed at. The intention behind the group was to share general messages (non-work related and sometimes Islamic). One of the brothers has suggested that we include all the sisters employed at our company in this group. Is it thus permissible to include the sisters in this group?

A. It is not permissible for males to socialize with females on social networks.

Hence, it will not be permissible to include females on a Whattsapp group in order to share general messages.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa