Muslim women joining the army

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can Muslim women join the army in today’s time?


A: No, it is not permissible for women to take part in the army. The Quraan Majeed and the Hadith Shareef has emphasised that the best place for women is the home. They should remain within the confines of their homes and not leave unless for a valid reason. In this lies true dignity and self respect for them. Similarly, them remaining concealed from the sight of strange men is a means of safeguarding their deen and chastity.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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