Is it permissible for a woman to work in another family by staying there all the time?

The Details of the Question

- Is it permissible for a girl or woman to do housework in another family by staying there all the time (day and night)?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

There is no religious objection for a woman or man to work in another family by acting in accordance with the principles of privacy and hijab.

However, in case of staying there at night,

- the trustworthiness of the people who will stay in the same house together,
- the security of the place to stay,
- and the place’s not consisting of non-mahram people only
are important.

Moreover,

- she must be given an outhouse or a secure room to stay,
- there must be other women in the house if there are non-mahram men,
- the conditions to prevent gossip must be arranged.

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