Is it permissible to participate in debate competitions. I heard that it is not permissible to talk with nonmahrams without proper excuse. In call connects we socialize with international students in the sense about their country and culture and not themselves and personal lives. And it is all open and free.If I lower my gaze and not socialize with their personal life or chitchat and just come to know about their culture. Is this permissible in Islam. I need a simple and fast answer. I have stopped participating in competitions based on innovations like mother's day etc and I don't have many opportunities.
I know that Verily, the third of them is Satan.” but This is online on meeting and is totally open and free and not private with more than 50 students, There is nothing haram and it for the sake of getting a certificate.