Can a Woman Own Her Business and Hire Female Employees?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad 

Question

I heard before that a business run by women won’t have baraka, is there something in Islam against women having their own business and hiring other women to work for them?

Answer

Thank you for your question.

A woman can have a business of her own in Islam and she may hire female employees as well. Please see more details on that below, and on how to gain barakah in your life and wealth:
Should Women Prioritize Their Life at Home over Work?
Bringing Barakah Into Your Wealth and Life

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.