What is the ruling on the salary a woman receives in return for working outside her home?
What if she goes to work while adorned and displaying her charms? What about the money given to a university student? What if she goes to university while adorned and displaying her charms?
the original ruling is that a woman should not leave her house, except with her husband's permission. If her husband gives her permission, she should go out unadorned so that she does not attract men's attention. She should also cover her face, hands, and all her body; it is impermissible for her to display her charms according to Allah's saying:
...and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance
Her husband can prevent her from going out if she insists on displaying her beauty. The money she earns from her work, (Part No. 17; Page No. 226) if this work is lawful, is lawful; if not, the money is ill-gotten. Going out while displaying her beauty has nothing to do with the lawfulness of her money if her work is permissible. However, she is sinful if she displays her beauty.
a university student should cover her face, hands, and the rest of her body as already mentioned. If the money she receives from the university is considered a salary in return for permissible work, it is lawful; if it is in return for unlawful work, it is ill-gotten money. However, going to the university while displaying her beauty has nothing to do with the lawfulness of the money. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.