Women remaining within the confines of their homes

Q: I was reading an answer you gave to a lady that asked a question about what is the correct way to spend your day. I felt deeply disappointed with your answer.

How could any female stay at home and cook, clean and look after their children all day everyday? Do you not think that would make her feel depressed and her self esteem would suffer because she is worthless now? That is oppression!

A: Your feelings are not a criterion for the truth nor for the reality. Millions if not billions of Muslim women in the past centuries lived at home with pride looking after their children and they came up as excellent women, righteous wives and loyal to Allah Ta`ala and their families. Those who had exited their homes did not guard their loyalty with Allah Ta`ala. Many of them had fallen into some type of indecent activity, lost their morals, shame, their children unfortunately many of them became delinquents and lost their direction in life.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)