Married woman working to support her fathers family

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible for a married woman to work to support her family (father family)? 


A: She may do so in the confines of the home, provided it does not affect the rights of the husband.

وحقه عليها أن تطيعه في كل مباح يأمرها به وله منعها من الغزل ومن كل ما يتأذى من رائحته بل ومن الحناء والنقش إن تأذى برائحته (الدر المختار 3/208)

Answered by:

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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