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Allah Ta aala has given us the beautiful formula compatible with the differing natures of the genders. It is reported in a hadith that Rasulullah(sallalahu allaihi wasallam)had apportioned the work that pertains to matters outside the home to Sayyidina Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu)while the work pertaining to aspects inside the home were allotted to the queen of Jannah (Paradise), Fatima (radhiyallahu anha).

Hence, it is the man’s duty to go out and earn a halaal living. Indeed we are living in difficult times. While numerous women venture out into the world merely to maintain a high standard of living, some venture out only to earn their daily bread. Hence, if it is necessary, Islam has not forbidden a woman from earning. However it is incumbent that all the laws of the shariah be upheld. Among other aspects, of utmost importance is that she may not expose herself to non-mahram males (men to whom marriage is permissible). She should also have sufficient time for her domestic activities and for the caring of her children.

May Allah Ta aala make our daily bread easy for us Aameen.