Q: I am having difficulties. I am divorced for the passed six years with 3 kids. I don’t have any help from my ex-husband for the kids and I have two brothers. My parents and brothers have hated me a lot. In the passed three years we have become enemies. They don’t like my face. They mistreat me and don’t let me go to work. All my ways are blocked. I need a wazifa. I want to get a job and they must all agree like before I was working. I am suffering a lot for the passed one year.
A: Shari’ah commands that women remain within the confines of their homes. Without a valid Shar’ee need, women should not leave their homes. The environment of the workplace is an anti-Islamic environment where intermingling of men and women freely take place and the laws of Shariah (in regard to hijaab, etc) are violated. It is not at all correct for women to be found in such environments. It is however permissible for women to earn a halaal livelihood while remaining within the confines of their homes on condition that the laws of hijaab are not violated. Recite the following dua after your five daily Salaah:
اَللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِيْ بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ وَأَغْنِنِيْ بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)