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Is It Permissible To Work in a Store That Sells High-Heeled Shoes?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I work in a store that sells high heels. I am required at times to stock and organize the boxes of high heels. Is this job permissible for me?


Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. Yes, it is permissible for you to do this work as high-heeled shoes are not in themselves prohibited, and there is no indirect assistance in sin. For example, a woman may wear high heels for her husband. Also, see the link below:


May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

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Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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