Ruling on Islamic fund raisers

Message: What is the ruling on having Islamic fund raising dinners where men and women mix freely and eat together?

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Having Islamic fund raising dinners is permissible. However, the free mixing of men and women and eating together is not permissible.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.