Due to a lack of career counseling, I entered the workforce as a woman in the wrong field. What occupations are forbidden for a Muslim woman to pursue?


There is no list of professions that are restricted for women. Rather, everything is contingent on the surroundings and working conditions. For example, if a woman’s job compels her to dress in an inappropriate manner, it is illegal for her to do so. Also, if a job requires unrestricted mixing with people of the opposing gender, it will not be permitted. However, if the working conditions are conducive to a man/woman relationship, a woman may work in that sector.