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Female working in an old age home

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Q: I am a student who works at a taxi call center and I sometimes have to book taxis for people who come and go from bars and night clubs. I have been questioning a lot if my job is haram but I am not sure if I am directly involved in their sins. Because of the uncertanity I decided to apply for a second job in the hopes of quiting this one. I applied for a job at a group home to help seniors and people with disabilities, but I have not taken the job yet as there are different views about a female person working in such settings. I applied for this job because I thought it would be rewarding to take care of someone in need. Is it okay to work there if I take care of women only or if I just help them around the house without having to see their awrah? I am really struggling to find a halal job.


A: It will be permissible to work with women only, but observe your purdah.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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