Is it permissible for a woman to go out and work? I started working after I graduated, but I always question myself as to whether Allah is pleased with me or not. Please advise me. — A young girl from Yemen.
Shaykh Muḥammed ibn Ṣāliḥ Al-‘Uthaymīn:
There is no issue with a woman leaving her house if she has to, especially if she’s doing so to fulfil the needs of others, such as going to a school to teach Muslim women. She is rewarded for this, because she solely went out to meet the needs of others and provide them benefit. However, she should neither beautify nor perfume herself. Rather she must dress in accordance to the Islamic legislation, which is to cover the face and other areas – which if left uncovered – would result in fitnah.