Muslim women working with men and mingle

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Can muslim women work in a Private Job where men and women work together and mingle frankly? If she works in such en environment, Shall her salary be Halal or Haram?


At the outset, we wish to point out that Allah Ta’ala instructed woman to remain in the confines of her home,

         Allah Ta’ala says,

وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَى…

And remain in your homes and do not emerge like those of Jahiliyyah (Pre-islamic era)…

Qur’an 33:33

If a woman does not have anyone to maintain her, for example a widow etc. then she may go out of her home to earn an income. In that instance, she should adhere to the laws of hijab to the best of her ability.

It is not permissible for a woman to interact freely with males at work. That is a major sin.

The remuneration she receives for her services will be halal. However, her income will be fainted due to the haraam activities at work.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

M. Mahmood Baig

Student Darul Iftaa   

Jeddah, KSA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا  وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ . . . . . . . سورة النور :31


يا أيها النبي قل لأزواجك وبناتك ونساء المؤمنين يدنين عليهن من جلابيبهن ذلك أدنى أن يعرفن فلا يؤذين وكان الله غفورا رحيما. . . سورة الأحزاب: 59

حدثنا محمد بن عبيد حدثنا ابن ثور عن معمر عن ابن خثيم عن صفية بنت شيبة عن أم سلمة قالت لما نزلت ( يدنين عليهن من جلابيبهن ) خرج نساء الأنصار كأن على رءوسهن الغربان من الأكسية… سنن أبي داود: 4101

المرأة عورة، فإذا خرجت، استشرفها الشيطان (جامع الترمذي : 1/222، سعيد)

فتاوى محمودية : 19/184-193،  جامعة فاروقية


آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حل: ۸/۶۹ ، مكتبة لدهيانوي

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