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Dear Brother.

I have a question 2 ask.i mailed u this question before but i didnt recieve an answer from u.
my mother is a member of
AVON make-up and cosmetics.AVON is not a jewish company.
My mom`s job is 2 sell the products to her customers by simply sitting at home.She doesnt have 2 go outside to collect the products,neither does she face other men 2 get the products,all she does is simply call the company and tell them the name of the products she wants and the products are directly delivered 2 our house.then she sells them 2 her friends.
But some people have criticized her involvement in
AVON .She did "istikhara" to satisfy herself and the indication was 100% tht she CAN continue 2 work for AVON.
She also consulted some scholars and they also said tht there is nothing worng with it.
But still,some people are still criticizing her involvement in the company saying tht its not right 2 work for AVON coz its a non-muslim company(ignoring tht they are also using non-muslim cars and drinks and working in non-muslim companies)
plz tell me if its ok for her to work for the company and what type of answer should my mom provide to these ignorant people.


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Working for non muslim company

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 60 Surah Mumtahana verse 8: Allah forbids you not with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith, nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.464 Narrated by Aisha

The Prophet (saws) and Abu Bakr employed a (pagan) man from the tribe of Bani Ad-Dail and the tribe of Bani 'Abu bin 'Adi as a guide. He was an expert guide and he broke the oath contract which he had to abide by with the tribe of Al-'Asi bin Wail and he was on the religion of Quraish pagans. The Prophet (saws) and Abu Bakr had confidence in him and gave him their riding camels and told him to bring them to the Cave of Thaur after three days. So, he brought them their two riding camels after three days and both of them (The Prophet (saws) and Abu Bakr) set out accompanied by 'Amir bin Fuhaira and the Dili guide who guided them below Mecca along the road leading to the sea-shore.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood 3008 Narrated by Bashir ibn Yasar

When Allah bestowed Khaybar on the Messenger of Allah (saws) as fay' (spoils of war without fighting), he divided the whole into thirty six lots. He put aside a half, i.e. eighteen lots, for the Muslims. Each lot comprised one hundred shares, and the Prophet (saws) was with them. He received a share like the share of one of them. The Messenger of Allah (saws) separated eighteen lots, that is, half, for his future needs and whatever befell the Muslims. These were al-Watih, al-Kutaybah, as-Salalim and their colleagues. When all this property came in the possession of the Prophet (saws) and of the Muslims, they did not have sufficient labourers to work on it. The Messenger of Allah (saws) called Jews and employed them on contract.


In principle there is absolutely no harm and no sin in Islam if one is employed by a disbeliever, or employs a disbeliever, or trades or does business with a disbeliever; provided the nature of the business is in essence, halaal. The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself would conduct business with the Jews and the Pagans.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,









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