Woman in iddat working at night

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Q: I just became a widow with 3 kids. I am the only breadwinner and was also before the passing away of my husband as he didn’t have a job. My question is can I go out and work? I sell at markets and some markets go up to 10 pm at night.


A: Try and look for some other work. It is most appropriate that you work from home. It is a time of fitnah and corruption. No person can be really safe. It makes it even more dangerous late at night in these types of places.

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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