With the changing times, our mindsets and lifestyles are also changing. Today, we are going to talk about a very important aspect that is affecting the matrimonial decisions of Muslim women. Muslim women are moving out of their houses and cities to receive outstanding education to choose the career they want to. This strengthens women empowerment and is also supported in Islam. Islam clearly states that those who move out of their comfort zones to receive ‘ilm’ do the good thing. So, how do you think it is impacting Muslim marriages.
The invisible conflict
A lot of women while pursuing their education forget about their marriages completely. They tend to forget the responsibilities they have to fulfill as a Muslimah.
“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance.” (al-Ahzaab 33:33)
Further, Prophet (PBUH) mentioned to all His believers that
“Woman is ‘awrah, and if she goes out, the shaytaan raises his hopes (of misguiding her). She is never closer to Allaah than when she stays in her house.” – Narrated by Ibn Hibbaan and Ibn Khuzaymah; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Shaheehah, no. 2688.
So, all the Muslim women who are in a dilemma of working after marriage also, know what Allah is pleased with. When you enter the sacred bond of matrimony, your home is your priority. Any career or habit that sacrifices the peace at home should be abandoned. Our prayers are that you be blessed with the righteous partner who provides fruitfully for you.
Now, if a women decides to work while maintaining the balance at home, she should be well informed of her work behavior. The work involved should be in accordance with the nature of women like nursing, teaching, sewing. She should leave for workplace in Naqab and should avoid mingling with Non-mehrams. Her work should not involve any indulgence in Haraam activities that will take her away from Allah.
If your intentions to work are pure and meet the conditions in Islamic light, then there is no wrong-doing from your side. You just need to be clear of your priorities. Be it home or outside home. Educated women make the best of the families with their wisdom and manners. They shape their husbands and children into better human beings with their care and attention. That is the kind of Sadqah we expect from our Muslim sisters who are tied in matrimony. Do you also think the same? Let us know in the comments below.