The Ruling on a Woman Going Out to Work – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad


Question: How do we reconcile between the statement of Allah :

وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ

And stay in your houses [33:33]

And between the Hadith:

اخْرُجِي فَجُدِّي نَخْلَكِ لَعَلَّكِ أَنْ تَصَدَّقِي وَتَفْعَلِي مَعْرُوفًا ‏

Go out and take the harvest of your date palms, for perhaps you will give Zakah or do some good (give voluntary charity).

[Sunan Nasaai 3550]

Because some people use that as evidence for a woman to go out to work without a need?

Answer: “As long as she is the owner of the palm tree and she has a need to take it and there is none to take her place, then there is no harm in a woman going out for this necessity. Also, there is no harm in her going out for a need. Like a woman working at a school or as an employee between women in an environment of women…

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