Is It Allowed for a Husband To Hire Another Woman Who Can Take Care of His Wife

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Fatwa ID: 05307

 

Answered by: Maulana Nabil Khan

 

Question

 

Assalam walaikum, is it allowed for a husband to hire another woman who can take care of his wife when he is away? Especially when there are no relatives living around the area.

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

It is permissible for a husband to hire a female caretaker for his wife whether he is away from home or not. Similarly, it is a well-known method in the time of the Prophet (SAW) and throughout history that women would be hired for services like breastfeeding, nursing, caretaking, midwifery, and many other things.

 

In the same manner, slaves were also a means of caretaking in Arabian history and did exist in Islam.

 

Reference:

Al-Hidayah [3:119]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Nabil Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

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