Forcing The Wife To Work

I am a working woman having three children under age of 8 years. I started my job a year before. This is customer service job so carrying a lot of pressure and stress. Working hours are very long, more than 10 hours a day. So you can imagine that with three children and full time job, life is not much easy. I would like to clear that to start the job was not my decision. I had been forced by my husband to do something to help him in economics. I realized the situation and started the job. Now with the passage of time I started noticing that my husband takes me for granted. He is not interested in fulfilling my needs. Even I don't have freedom to spend my earnings and most of the time I am accountable for that. He is not even willing to listen that sometimes I can be tired, or sad. He doesn't think about some recreation or entertainment together. We hardly go out for something. Even then I don’t feel comfortable and relaxed because of his behavior, I can't buy anything for myself until he permits me to do so. I feel that he has double standards for me and for himself. I feel that I am over worked and over stressed. He doesn't understand my situation and is focused only on his goals like good education for children and some savings. I too concerned about the future but it doesn't mean that I should forget about the present. I tried hard to make him understand about my needs and desires but he just ignores it. I want to know that in the light of Islam that what my actual rights are on my husband and what are his rights towards me.

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Job In Supermarket Where Alcohol Is Sold

I have a part time job in a supermarket. I have to put alcohol through the tills. I tell myself that I am not selling people alcohol because I am not making profit on it – I am just passing it through the tills. If the supervisor asks me to stock up the alcohol I refuse, saying that I am not willing to make it look tidy, make it more accessible and promote its sale. The first time I had to put a bottle through the till I went home and cried and went in the shower because I felt so dirty. My mum tells me I am being stupid but I don't want to go to hell. I only work there for eight hours a week but I need the money. But is it haraam money? What should I do? It gets more complicated because where I live we are the only Muslim family for miles, since I started working at the supermarket people have started to ask me questions, questions that they wouldn't otherwise have had anyone to pose to had I not been working there (they wouldn't come up to me and ask me in the street.) I am super super polite and I think they've learned a little about Muslims since meeting me - the questions just keep on coming! What should I do? Appreciate a prompt response as I want to do the right thing before I die...

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Serving Non-halal Food

I got a job as a cook at a pizza restaurant. The problem is that besides non-halal beef, I have to cook with pork as well. Is the earning halal? I personally don't think so and am really worried about what to do?

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Facilitating Gambling

My wife and I live in Sweden. We come from Pakistan. By profession both of us are Software Engineers. Currently we are working at a company that sells computer games. Quite to be very honest these are Casino games and also card games that can be played on a website or can be played offline. The person playing these games may or may not gamble on these games. But most of the players certainly gamble. Now we are not directly involved in implementing the software for these games. We however integrate them with a website where the player can play online. I guess it might be quite obvious to you that I am trying to enquire about the legitimacy of our job from Islamic point of view.

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Duties Of A Doctor

I am a doctor. Currently I am busy with my young children. Therefore I am unable to practice and so unable to use my knowledge for the benefit of others? Will I be questioned about it?

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Halal Investment

I want to know what is your opinion about halaal investment.

1. Is investment in usual banks Halaal?
2. Where investment is Halaal?
3. What about insurance and saving accounts in banks?

Please consider inflation and other logical ideas presented by those who consider this halaal.

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Can A Husband Force Her Wife Not To Pursue A Financial Career?

My sister has been married for almost three years. She is doing her own business and her husband supported her to open her own business as a beautician. She has her own parlor in her home, where she serves only women. Suddenly her husband's behavior has changed and claims to have seen some dreams and now requires her to lose her business, as he claims to have received some kind of Ilham from Allah Almighty. Furthermore his own income is not enough to support his family and such an action would require the family to move from their home and live with some other people in partnership and so many such other problems. Now, he is forcing my sister to close her business and asking to move with him. He claims to be using his rights of being husband and is trying to force my sister to accept his decision as a wife. We believe this is utter exploitation of the religion and suppression of my sister's rights to be able to earn. I would request you to give me explicit answer to the following questions:

1. What is the stand of my sister in religion to be able to earn when she wants (though, she is fulfilling the rest of the duties of her household along with the business)?
2. Can her husband force his decisions to quit something that she has achieved after years of struggle? We will be desperately waiting for your response.
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Working In The Administration Of Bank

I have an option to work in the HR function of a commercial Bank. However, I feel one should avoid working for a bank as it deals in something which is haram i.e. interest My parents view is that interest was made haram because in those days individuals used to exploit the poor through this but now banks lend usually to people who use the money to make more money so there is no exploitation. Please shed light on this issue.

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Sharing Income And Expenses

I live with my family consisting of my mother, unmarried sister, my wife and three sons aged 7,5,3 yrs respectively. My father died in 1985 leaving behind 75 acres of agricultural land. I manage all this land. I am also working with Bank Alfalah Ltd as branch manager. We share our income for running my home and other issues. I am worried that my mother aged 77 would not be able to manage her land, my sister is also cardiac and is not capable to manage her share of the land. I also bear all my family expenses.

Now I wish to share the income generated from all recourses of my family after deducting expenses. I want to be guided by Islam in this regard.

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Working Under A Qadiani

Is it permissible to work in an organization which is owned by a Qadiani, whereas the organization is a manufacturing concern? I am asking this question as some Islamic scholars say that it is not permissible as Qadianis are working against Islam and spreading false ideas. And each Qadiani contribute to it's jamma’at.

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Bank Job Involving Credit Cards And Balance Transfer

I work for a bank and deal with credit card balance transfers. I offer customers of other banks to transfer their balance on other credit cards over to the cards of my bank by offering them lower interest rate. What is Islamic verdict on my nature of job?

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Can Women Join Air Force?

I have a question regarding women pilots in PAF (Pakistan Air Force). There are few women serving in PAF and I wanted to know that is it acceptable according to Shariah? Some people raise question that it is not good since an unmarried women should not work in an area which is dominated by men and she should focus in other fields like nursing, hospitals and teaching only where they are actually required. Even I agree that for girl students the teacher should be a women but what if a women is interested to work in PAF? People even raise question that women in PAF don’t completely follow shariah (meaning that most of them don’t cover their heads and don’t wear Islamic code of dressing although I don’t see any sensitive part of their body really showing when they wear PAF uniform. Please throw some light on this.

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Serving In The Army Of A Non-Muslim Country

I am serving in the British Armed Forces. Recently, I have become a practicing Muslim. My concern is about the legality of my job from the Islamic point of view. Also, as a worst case scenario, I would like to know the duties Islam imposes on me in case Britain some day decides to attack a Muslim country. Would I be required to resign at that time? Conversely, if a Muslim country attacks Britain, what should I do?

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بنک میں ٹریننگ منیجر کی ملازمت

اس میں کوئی شک نہیں کہ بنک ایک سودی ادارہ ہے اور اس کی ملازمت صحیح نہیں ہے، لیکن اگر میں اس میں ٹریننگ منیجر یا ٹریننگ کرنے والے شخص کی حیثیت سے ملازمت کرتا ہوں تو کیا میری یہ ملازمت جائز ہو گی؟

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خاندانی منصوبہ بندی

کیا اسلام میں فیملی پلاننگ کی اجازت ہے؟ اور کیا فیملی پلاننگ کے محکمے میں ملازمت کرنا جائز ہے؟

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بینک کی ملازمت

کیا بینک کی ملازمت جائز ہے؟

اس میں کوئی شک نہیں کہ بینک ایک سودی ادارہ ہے اور اس کی ملازمت صحیح نہیں ہے، لیکن اگر میں اس میں ٹریننگ منیجر یا ٹریننگ کرنے والے شخص کی حیثیت سے ملازمت کرتا ہوں تو کیا میری یہ ملازمت جائز ہو گی؟

کیا بینک کے لیے اس نوعیت کا کام کیا جا سکتا ہے کہ اس کے پاس ان لوگوں کو لایا جائے جو اپنی اشیا یا گھر وغیرہ رہن رکھ کر قرض لینا چاہتے ہوں، بینک اس طرح کا کام کرنے والے کو کمیشن دیتا ہے۔ چنانچہ کیا یہ کاروبار جائز ہو گا؟

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اسلام اور بینک کی ملازمت

ا۔ اسلام کے نقطۂ نظر سے کیا بینک کی ملازمت حلال ہے اور کیا ایک مسلمان بینکر ہو سکتا ہے ؟

ب۔ میں نے زرعی معاشیات (Agriculture Economics)میں ماسٹرز کیا ہے اور میں بآسانی بینکنگ سیکٹر میں Job حاصل کر سکتا ہوں ، لیکن ایک مسلمان ہونے کے ناطے اس سلسلے میں کچھ ہچکچاہٹ سی ہے۔ ویسے بھی بہت سارے لوگ اسے غیر اسلامی قرار دیتے ہیں ۔لیکن میرا خیال ہے کہ جب بینک کا ادارہ حکومتی نگرانی اور تعاون سے چلایا جاتا ہے اور اِس سے سماجی فلاح میں بھی اضافہ ہوتا ہے تو پھر اسے غیر اسلامی کیوں سمجھا جائے ؟ بینکنگ کا جدید تصور رسول اللہ کے زمانے کے تصور سے بہت مختلف ہے کیونکہ اُس وقت یہ محض غریبوں کے استحصال کا ایک نظام تھا۔ اِس بارے میں آپ کی کیا رائے ہے؟ براہِ مہربانی میری رہنمائی کیجیے۔

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