In modern times, do you still think that woman’s duties are only taking care of the household? Like washing, cooking, to taking care of children. Try it, for those of you who still think like that eliminated.
In Islam, there is no sharia law that allows locking woman inside the house aka every woman is allowed to work outside the home.
Explained in some hadiths, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) actually forbids a husband not to allow his wife to pray in congregation in the mosque. It is mentioned in the hadith of Abu Dawud and Ibn Khuzaimah.
From Ibn Umar he said, the Prophet Shallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam said, “Do not prevent woman from going to the Mosque, while their house is better for them.”
In this day and age, working or a career for some woman has become an option, even a desire. That means, women who have a career spend more time outside the home. Their goals are many careers, such as making a living, channeling bakan, or learning many things from many people they meet.
While in the time of the Prophet Muhammad, woman not only take care of homework, but they are also active in doing various activities outside the home, some even make it a profession.
There were several professions of woman in the time of the Prophet Muhammad ( PEACE BE UPON HIM).
1) Business Woman
One of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad, Khadijah bint Khuwailid was able to build a large and successful business. In fact, she became a wealthy woman and recruited many citizens to do business with her.
One of the most famous woman in the history of Islam is Rufaida Al-Islamiyah. She is a Muslim nurse who fought with male heroism in the medical field.
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Then, in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) there was also the first Muslim scientist who was famous for his cleverness and kindness, Syifa bin Abdullah bin Abd Shams.
She belongs to the intelligent and primary woman, also a scholar among scholars in Islam. In addition, he is also known to be good at management and calculation. In fact, Caliph Umar ibn Khatab often asked him for advice regarding administrative matters and market affairs.
4) Handicraft maker
It turns out that in addition to Khadijah, one of the prophet Muhammad’s other wives, Zainab bint Jahsy is also a businesswoman. She is a woman who has creative hands by making handicrafts. This work became one of the professions of woman in the time of the Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him).
5) Woman Farmers
In the time of the Prophet Muhammad, it turned out that the profession of farmers already existed, especially date farmers from their own gardens. One of the muslimah farmers who has been recorded in the history of Islam is Um Mubasyir Al-Anshariyyah as mentioned in the Muslim history.