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I wanna know whether women are allowed to work for social service n earning thru that?

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salaam brother, I wanna know whether women are allowed to work for social service n earning thru that? 


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Can women work

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Although Islam has laid the complete and total financial responsibility of running the house and the family on the shoulders of the man, Islam does not at all forbid or prohibit the believing woman from working and earning, if she desires to do so; provided she does not violate any of the dictates of the deen.


The exact same conditions that apply for a believer who works and earns, would also apply to the believing woman who desires to work and earn:

  1. The nature of the job or work must be lawful in its essence (cannot deal in the unlawful like wine, prostitution, gambling, etc.)
  2. When dealing or inter-acting with non-mehram members of the opposite sex, one does so in a strictly business-like manner.


Thus in essence, as long as the duty that Islam has laid upon the believing woman is not violated by her time and energy spent on her work, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction in a believing woman working and earning.


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



Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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