My wife is planning to establish a pure water factory. In the Factory 75% of the workers will be men, while she supervise/manage them. What is the ruling regarding these issue.Kindly site references for me to buttress the position, please.
If the the ruling is against it, kindly give us examples of businesess allowed for women to participate in. Jazakalla khair!

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There is nothing in Islam that prevents a woman to supervise men working under her. Remember that the Prophet himself worked for a woman, Khadeeja, who would later become his wife.

Another reported case that came later was that the caliph Omar ibn Al-Khattab appointed a woman as the supervisor of the local market.

  • That was pre-islamic though. A big difference. After Islam, there isn't a single case where a women lead?
    – muslim1
    Feb 13, 2014 at 1:57

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