Woman working from home due to financial problems

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My father was the only earning member in our family. Now he is retired and we are going through some financial problems. Can I find a job and earn an income to support my family by maintaing sunnat purdah?

As a Muslim woman I don’t like working outside the home but I’m in a complex situation. What should I do?

Secondly, what type of job should I do?


A: Yes, you can earn a halaal earning from within the home.

I suggest that you consult some old pious women in your area. They could give you some advice.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)