Women driving and going out to work

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q:

1. Is it permissible for women to drive?

2. Is it permissible for women to do job.

Bismillaah

A:

1. On account of the abundant fithna prevalent everywhere, women are discouraged from driving.

2. Shari’ah commands that women remain within the confines of their homes. Without a valid Shar’ee need, women should not leave their homes. The environment of the workplace is an anti-Islamic environment where intermingling of men and women freely take place and the laws of Shariah (in regard to hijaab, etc) are violated. It is not at all correct for women to be found in such environments. It is however permissible for women to earn a halaal livelihood while remaining within the confines of their homes on condition that the laws of hijaab are not violated and it does not infringe upon the rights of the husband.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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