Is It Allowed to Work in an Institution That Cares for the Elderly?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Is it allowed to work in an institution that cares for the elderly?

Working in institutions such as hospitals or elderly care homes, where one may need assistance washing elderly individuals, is highly meritorious. Allah has taught us that relieving others from hardships alleviates our rank in this life and the hereafter.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.