Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic
seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has held as un-Islamic women
working in offices in proximity with men and decreed that
acceptance of her earnings by a family was against the Sharia.
The Sharia law prohibits proximity of women and men in
a workplace, said a recent fatwa (dictat) issued by a bench of
clerics headed by chief mufti Habib-ur-Rehman.
Clerics at the largest Sunni Muslim seminary also held
that the Sharia was against acceptance by a family of earnings
by women, according to Darul Uloom sources. The other members
of the bench were mufti Fakhrul Islam, mufti Zainul Islam and
mufti Wakar Ali.
The fatwa was in response to a query by one woman
Kausar whether income of a Muslim lady for a family was
The clerics ruled that Muslim women working in any
institution, government or private, with men is against the