Investigation of the Right of Women to Work in Islam Based on Quranic Verses and Narrations

Fatemeh Ghodrati


One of the areas of the evolution of social life in the new era is changes and developments in women's lives. These changes in themselves include a wide range of changes from social beliefs and ideas about women to changes of individual, family and social roles. Among these evolutions, women's employment is of particular importance. The question we are trying to answer in this study is whether women have the right to work in Islam? What are its Qur’anic evidence and validity?

 This is a review study. In order to examine the texts related to the aims of the study, the Persian and English keywords of Women's rights, Women's employment, Islam, Motherhood, Civil Law, and Spiritual Rewards were searched in databases such as Google, pub med, SID and Magiran.

This study attempted to examine the Quranic and narrative documentation of women's employment permits, women's employment and the general attitude of Islam in this regard. The principle of women's employment permits is emphasized in the book and the Sunnah of the Prophet. Jurists generally refer to four other verses regarding women's employment permits: Verse 32 of Surah An-Nisaa, Verse 10 of Surah Aljumu’a, verse 234 of Surah Al-Baqarah and verses 23-26 of Surah Al-Qasas. Most jobs are considered to be appropriate to the mental and physical condition of women.

From the jurisprudential point of view, there is no doubt about in the principle of respect for women's work. There is a lot of evidence in the book of the Qur'an, the Sunnah and the tradition of the Prophet, (peace be upon him) and the Imams (peace be upon them) indicating that women can undertake some occupation by observing the rules of communication with men.


Family; Employment; Women; Women's Rights; Islam, Narrations; Quranic Concepts

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