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Can Women Work?


Last Updated on Monday, 12 February 2018 08:59


Are women allowed to work?


Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Sister

Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraakatuhu

Women are allowed to work, provided no laws of sharee‘ah are broken in the process. In particular, the laws of hijaab must not be flouted in any way, such as intermingling with non-mahrams (strange men), etc. 

Having said this, it is necessary to understand that in the light of the sharee‘ah a woman’s work is at home. The Quraan Majeed clearly addresses the women: “Remain firmly within your homes” (s33, v33). Therefore without necessity she should not emerge from her home. 

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I Want Children


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:55


Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

I married 3 years ago but my husband was living abroad. Now, since the last 4 months we are living together but I cannot conceive. Doctor’s reports are ok.

Please help me I want my own babies.

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Indecent Dressing?


Last Updated on Monday, 12 February 2018 09:00


I often wear jeans and other western attire indoors. If I leave the home, I always don an abaya over my clothes and also wear hijaab. My husband is ok with my dressing but my mother keeps fighting with me that my dressing is indecent. I do not see anything indecent in how I dress, especially since it is only indoors. Please advise. (summarized).

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Oral Sex


Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 15:19


My husband insists on having oral sex. He says that he won’t ejaculate and I won’t be swallowing anything napaak (impure). If I refuse to do so, I fear that he will seek pleasure elsewhere or file for divorce. For him, that is the main form of pleasure. I have heard some fatwas that say it is makrooh and others that say it is haraam. What does a female do in the event that her husband insists on it?

Please advise.

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Help me to Stop Chatting with this Guy


Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 15:27




I am married with children alhamdulillah. A few months into my marriage, because of in-laws interference, my husband started physically abusing me a lot. This would only happen in the room and my in-laws or no-one knew of this. I was scared of telling anyone. This carried on for a few years.

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