Pre-conditions for a Muslim woman to work {Islam}

Posted on February 27, 2017 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal



Is it true that Islam forbids women to leave their homes? if some women get good qualifications or want to serve their country or their families, are they allowed to do so, in Islam?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Saying that “Islam does not permit the woman to go out or leave her house” is not true. In fact, Islam permits women to go out of their houses in order to satisfy any necessary needs or to acquire anything that is profitable for their community like learning the Sharia or other necessary worldly knowledge. Islam even permits women to work.

But Islam sets conditions for women’s work and other activities outside the house.

1. She should have permission from her guardian (father or husband).

2. She should not stay outside her home for a period exceeding that which is necessary for her very need. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {And stay in your houses, …}[33:33].

3. She should not wear perfume or be unveiled when going outside. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning):

{O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. …}[33:59] Allah also Says (interpretation of meaning): {And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, …}[33:33]

4. She should not be soft in speech when talking with men Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {… then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, …}[33:32]

5. She should not stay in seclusion with any alien man (marriageable man).

If the Muslim woman applies the above, there is no harm in her going out to study, work or do other necessary activities.

Allah knows best.

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