I don’t know what prompted me, but I noticed the ratio of women to men in a banking hall recently and wondered why this particular bank virtually employed only women; then I was in another on another occasion and the story was the same. I then said to myself: Poor men, their jobs have been snatched. Except for security concerns, some banks would employ no men at all.

When women sit at home, the work environment is less licentious, husbands and children get the best care and marriages and societies fare better. When men sit at home, the rest of the story is yours to tell…

وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَىٰ ۖ
“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance.” [Qur,aan 33:33].

Written by: Sheikh Murtado Adedokun, Hafidhahullah.