// A slight dilemma can someone advise on a dua?
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« on: Mar 05, 2010 05:11 PM »


I have a question (which is a dilemma) which I hope Inshallah someone can advise on.

Nearly 3 years ago I was Mashallah running my own business, which started doing really well. Then, the recession thing started bubbling up and unfortunately I had no option but to close my business and look for a job  :'(

I felt very lucky (by the grace of Allah) to find a job that fitted in with our beliefs-I was working with women and children helping them get the most out of services, working with them on courses, informing them of benefit entitlements etc. Mashallah I'd say the job was Shariah friendly, and is with the government.

About 3 months ago our bosses made the shocking announcement that as they felt my job hadn't reached it's full potential they wanted to expand the role by getting me to work with men  Shocked even though to this date that never happend but the bosses say that it's about improving government figures for when the new government takes over so funding doesn't get completly axed.

I've checked in my job description and with the union and they can do this-it's not illegal etc etc.

I am trying to be a good Muslimah, and I really do not wish to work in an environment or with men as of course it would not be right.

I wish to start up my business again so that I can leave the job before the work starts with men. I know the change is coming and I've been looking for jobs but unfortunately I cannot find something that fits in with working with women and children only. I am educated, and have looked at jobs far away and would be willing to commute an hour either way for work but have not found anything yet.

To cut the story short there, can anyone suggest Surahs/Duas/Suppliments I can read for Rizq in my business?

Sorry to waffle on, I've been quite worried about the situation and thought someone might be able to educate me by informing me of what to read for this dilemma. I know nothing is ever built in a day that is worth having however I wish to start the business the best way possible.

I am Mashallah married, however due to the illness of a senior in our family I am unable to leave work completely.

« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2010 01:02 AM »


I'm going out on a limb here, but could you not work in the new role and see how you cope?

Could you not work with men and behave in a professional business like manner, and maintain your hijab?

It's not possible to work in utter isolation or just with women and children, sometimes men cross our paths and we can work with it, working with men and socialising with non mahrams are two different things.

I'm not judging, just suggesting, as you sound like you need a job, and really it is very difficult to find a job where you never come into contact with men ever!

Or you could try being a childminder at your house, but you might ocassionally have mindees being dropped off or picked up by their dads.

I really can't think of a single job where you could avoid men at all times.

« Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2010 03:21 PM »


thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions, and the responses have been noted as possible options.

The sector I work in may mean that a high percentage of men I work with may have 'issues' such as domestic violence, drug or alcohol issues making the situation slightly uncomfortable for me too, as we are expected to earn the trust of people and form friendships ith them. I will be expected to work on a one-to-one basis with a lot of them. I will however, as you suggest give it a go.

As for hijab-there is talks of making all the staff look 'more approachable' so I have a funny feeling hijab may come into question. I've been told that I will have the option of tying hair back, and cover with a scarf should this issue arise.

I agree, it is hard to find a job with no contact with men-however the job I am currently doing was that. Having the odd contact is unavoidable however working with them on a one-to-one basis if I'm honest I find scary.

The issue of avoiding men is why I wish to start my own business up again as this would be an ideal option-yes I know the timing isn't perfect thus I am praying really hard for success in it and that's why I wanted to know if anyone could suggest any duas.

I previously searched duas onlin and found Mashallah loads-later I was told by an Alimah the duas I had found were actually Shia duas. After that I try to get recommendations off people, and try my upmost to find out sources, hence  why I posted on here as I know there are loads of members who know their 'stuff' on here.

Thank you once again for advice.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2010 06:33 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum bro

can anyone suggest Surahs/Duas/Suppliments I can read for Rizq in my business?

The following may be helpful:

..and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet,

And give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him


Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Allah 's Apostle [saw]said,

"Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged then he should keep good relations with his kith and kin”

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