Women working from home

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Q: I am a single daughter of my parents and they have become very poor and weak. They are not able to earn anymore. I am a graduated girl and I want to work in order to provide for them. In 6 months I would be getting married. My in laws are not allowing me to work. The kind of jobs I get is mixing with opposite sex. The company told me that they’ll provide me cab facilities and I would be going alone with the driver and a guard either male or female. My father is suffering from severe illness. Is it haraam for me to work? Or should I ask my relatives for help?


A: There are many women who work from home and make more than a comfortable living. A little courage and effort and insha-Allah, Allah Ta`ala will open the doors for you.

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


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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