Loses job because of hijaab.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

what should a woman do,when she is the only earning hand ;loses a job ,and now is unable to find another ,just bcz she is now wearing hijab? This is a gross matter hence requires an immediate reply. the situation is traumatic. Kindly reply soon. ANXCIOUSLY WAITING FOR UR MAIL.



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Loses job because of hijaab

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 59:

O Prophet, enjoin your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons.   It is expected that they will thus be recognized, and not molested.   Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Nur verse 31:

(O Prophet) enjoin the believing woman to restrain their gaze and guard their modesty, and not to display their adornment except that which is displayed of itself,  and to draw their veils over their bosoms,  and not to display their adornments except before their husbands,  their fathers, …….and also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.


The adorning of the ‘hijaab’ or the ‘jilbaab’ for a believing woman when in the presence of non-mehram males is an absolutely obligatory Command of the Lord Most High.


If the woman disowns or removes her hijaab only so that she may get a job, she would be in manifest violation of the one of the clear Commands and Boundaries of her Lord Creator.


Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2:

He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 30:

30      Verily thy Lord does provide sustenance in abundance for whom He Pleases, and (for some) He provides in a just measure: for He does know and regard all His servants.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verse 21:

21      And there is not a thing but its treasures (inexhaustible) are with Us; but We only send down thereof in due and ascertainable measures.


Hadith Qudsi 17

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah, Exalted and High is He, Says: ‘….O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and ask of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, it will not in any way cause any loss to Me than that which is caused to the ocean by dipping a needle in it!’


Respected sister in Islam, rest absolutely assured that the level or amount of one’s sustenance is Determined and Decreed by Allah Subhanah Alone….so that He may test who amongst man is grateful and who is ungrateful.  If Allah Subhanah has Decreed and Willed to provide one with abundance, no man, no jinn, no evil eye, absolutely none in creation can withhold the Mercy of the Lord…..and if Allah Subhanah has Willed and Decreed to put amongst his creation in a trial by restricting his sustenance, none can increase it except the Lord Most Supreme Himself!


Allah Says in His Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:

2        What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none who can withhold: what He does withhold there is none who can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.


To intentionally disobey and violate one of the clear Commands of Allah Subhanah for a paltry gain in the life of this world would be absolutely inexcusable in the Presence of the Lord Most High Who Created….


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 65 Surah Talaq verse 2 (part):

And for those who fear Allah He (ever) prepares a way out.


If one sincerely fears Allah, bears the afflictions one is faced with patience, keeps their full trust in their Lord Most Gracious and remains steadfast on their faith….it is expected that their Lord Most Merciful will surely prepare a lawful and honorable way out for them.


Your Question: …..what should a woman do

The believing woman, if indeed she sincerely fears her Lord and the Last Day is at liberty to do anything and everything which is within the Boundaries of Shariah to alleviate her period of trial and affliction….she may chose to be patient and find a job with does not force her to disobey her Lord; she may chose to marry someone who would support her; etc.  But what the believing woman should NOT DO, if indeed she fears Allah and the Last Day, is intentionally violate one of the clear Commands of her Lord for a paltry benefit in the life of this world.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,








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