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The decision of sending the girl to boarding school depends on her age, maturity, stage of development, the issues of her being alone somewhere to learn versus being in the family unit, as well as family dynamics. In addition, the counselor advice making istakharra regarding this decision as Allah knows best and is the best of planners.
As salamu alaykum dear sister.
While I am not an Islamic scholar and I do not know the age of your daughter or the reasons why you would want to send her to a boarding school, I can only suggest that you consider the pro’s and cons.
I would look at her age, stage of development, the issues of her being alone somewhere to learn versus being in the family unit, her Islamic education while she is in boarding school as well as how it would affect her emotionally being away from her family.
I would also consider the school itself to ensure it would provide a nurturing environment, a solid education as well as an Islamic atmosphere. I would make a list of the good points as well as the negative and depending on her age, I would discuss it with her to see how she feels about it.
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A child who is adamant about not going, or fears leaving her family may not do as well in a boarding school. Again, your question depends on her age, maturity, as well as family dynamics.
In addition, I would also suggest making istakharra regarding this decision as Allah knows best and is the best of planners.
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