Women Entrepreneurship: Islamic Perspective

Md. Maruf Ullah, Taskina Binta Mahmud, Fatema Yousuf


Islam is a complete way of life. Every act of a muslim is worship if done with the intention of pleasing Allah (SWT). So there is no separation between business and religion. Islam has its own entrepreneurship culture and guiding principles based on the Al-Quran and Hadith to guide business operation. According to the study it can be said that Islam is not against women working or engaging themselves or contributing their worth in business related activities. Many sahabiya (Women companions) of Prophet ( PBUH) were involved in various business activities which is allowed in Islam. The Holy Qur’an and Sunnah invite people (Men/Women) to work to earn lawful money i,e Women entrepreneurship was allowed. It is also to be noted that the Muslim woman was given a role, duties and rights more than 1400 years ago that most women do not enjoy today, even in the West. These are rights granted by Allaah and are designed to keep balance and peace in the society.

Key word: Al-Quran, Hadith, Business, Business women, Entrepreneurs, Women entrepreneurship, Islamic entrepreneurship, Women in Islam.

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