Employment

Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee. Employees work in return for payment, which may be in the form of an hourly wage, by piecework or an annual salary, depending on the type of work an employee does or which sector she or he is working in.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 day ago

It is not allowed to design or make websites or any other media which contain unlawful contents. Money earned from unlawful work is also unlawful and you are not permitted to use it. You must leave such job which requires you to take part in unlawful work. Your income must be completely lawful.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Yes.

However, you should be certain that you are comfortable with this because you and your children will live with it. Not only does a musician have to practice (and sometimes record) at home, but children often inherit musical talent and interests. So it is something you should look into your heart and see if it is the right future for you (or whoever is thinking of getting married). 

Also,  if you don't respect or agree with your husband's work, it might cause conflict between you two. 

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Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb, Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb has a BA in Law from Guilan University, Iran and has also undertaken Hawzah studies in Qom. He is a Cultural Affairs director of Ethics Group of Al-Mustafa Open... Answered 1 month ago

It is an obligation for a woman to live where her husband has decided unless she has mentioned in the conditions of the marriage contract that the place of residence is up to her.
And a woman can not leave the house without her husband's permission.
So if the husband is ok with all this situation then it's ok for her

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Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answer updated 3 months ago

I tend to smile, put my hand to my chest, and say 'Sorry, I don't shake.' By placing your hand on your chest, you are offering an alternative way of greeting, which makes greeting less awkward. Another method is to get a sympathetic colleague - if you have one - to inform people ahead of meeting you that you don't shake hands with the opposite gender.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

It is not permissible in Islam to do anything with the Jinn. Allah (SWT)
in the Holy Qur’an said : “And some people from humans used to seek
help from Jinn but Jinn did not add on them but more difficulties”(Sura 72, Verse 6). So we Muslims are not allowed to try to approach Jinn or seek their help. Allah (SWT) guided us how to deal with our difficult situations relying on His help with out any need for Jinn.
Their world is their own world and our world is different world
completely.

Wassalam.

Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 3 months ago

Spying is not acceptable in Islam, whether one is spying with one's physical eyes or using non-obvious/non-ordinary means. 

Jinn are not God and cannot know everything, although their unique nature allows them easier access to certain types of information about an individual living person.  There is nothing in Islam that precludes the possibility of communicating with jinn, but there is no guarantee that information received in this way is reliable. This is one reason the Qur'an emphasizes that it is from God and not inspiration from jinn (majnun). 

It is said in hadith (if I recall, from Imam al-Baqir) that there are jinn who serve the Imams and go to the followers of the Imams and report back to the Imams on their wilayah. Perhaps that is the most important type of finding out about people!

[Of course, the Imams do not require that assistance, but it is related, anyway.]

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 3 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu alaykom, 

Firstly one should know that Allah The Exalted has promised sustenance for those who marry:

"If they be poor, Allah will enrich them of His bounty. Allah is of ample means, Aware." Quran - 24:32

This doesn't however mean that one shouldn't make an effort to seek a halal income for themselves. Realistically in a capitalistic society, one should seek an income in order for them to maintain themselves and their family. Having an income is a means to achieve marriage but it doesn't mean that these things won't come after marriage. There are many who I know that were students with nothing yet, rizq came to them from places they could never imagine after marriage.

Alternatively one can get to know a future spouse in a halal way or even have a halal engagement (doing a type of marriage contract to make each other mahram) before moving in with each other. This way, one can prepare the necessary things before living together and prepare for marriage. 

Having someone is also better for one's mental state because even if one didn't live with their spouse straight away, just knowing they have someone will make them less likely to sin as compared to someone who is single and worried about how to find a spouse. 

Regarding parents, one may respectfully acknowledge their advice but it isn't obligatory to follow this advice if it wouldn't be in the best benefit of a believer. A person knows whether marriage would be obligatory upon them and whether it would help their spiritual and physiological state. Parents cannot always determine this. 

May Allah give you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 3 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu alaykom,

It is the responsibility upon the husband to provide for his wife and his family. Even if a woman works and earns more money than her husband, she would not be obliged to give any of it to him. However, a mutual agreement between the husband and wife is allowed in Islam. So if the wife has chosen to work and share her earnings with her husband while he looks for a job, then this would be allowed. We find that roles may switch in this day and age where a woman may work and the husband may take up house and child duties. 

The husband should know that it isn’t obligatory for his wife to work and if he forced this responsibility upon her, then he has neglected his martial duties and violated her rights. A woman may choose to work as long as  the Islamic conditions are fulfilled. 

May Allah grant you success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

It depends on the nature of their business activities.

If they work in usury business or any unlawful business, it wll be unlawful to work for them, but if their activities are away from usury and away from any Haraam (unlawful) business, then it wil permissible to work for them.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

If you are sure that any emails contains material that is not
allowed in Islam, then it will not be allowed to process or forward
the same to others.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Muslim is not allowed to sell or serve or carry or deliver or take money or make accounts or do any thing related to alcohol and pork. Other non Halal meat like beef, mutton, chicken etc is also not allowed to sell to Muslims. Selling it to non Muslims who believe that it is allowed for them, is allowed according to many Maraaji' of Taqleed.

Muslim cashier is not allowed to take money for alcohol or pork.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 5 months ago

All work is related to God because God created and sustains the cosmos.

However, certain jobs make us feel closer to God (such as useful, productive, and helpful jobs) and other jobs (such as those involving injustice, wastage, deception, etc) make us feel from God. Some jobs invite God's love and others invite God's wrath.

Medicine and the sciences inherently can lead a person towards God through consideration of the natural law of the universe and assisting humanity. Of course, in this day and age, there are many ways that they are twisted into other things (such as developing harmful food additives or biochemical weapons). So, this is really something that someone has to answer on an individual basis. 

In general the believer is instructed to work for a living and work is considered an important part of worship, as long as the work is halal and healthy.

Oftentimes it is simpler not to work in the field of organized religion!