Never will the Jews and Christians accept you until you follow their religion
Fatwa No: 91967

  • Fatwa Date:25-4-2006 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 27, 1427
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Question

I am a Muslimah Al-Hamdulillah, and work in plywood factory in Finland named (Finnforest) I have been having a hard time because of my scarf. I can't understand how much they hate Muslims. Saudi Arabia is one of their clients and as Muslimah I can't see the way they cheat in doing the work using bad material... and more over calling Muslims drag heads... Sometime ago I was so upset that they packed with the order some bad picture of women. I can't understand why do they treat Muslims badly and give them a hard time and Muslims keep buying from them when there are better places to do business. Please help me what to do I feel sad and like to warn all from these resist I am working with and who hate Muslims. For 16 years I have been working for them and suffering from their mean behaviour until now. All I hear is get back where you belong.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

First of all, we ask Allaah to reward you for your zeal and feelings about Islam, and it is important for a Muslim to keep loving and declaring his allegiance to Islam and the Muslims. A Muslim should not be lured by the western civilization which pretends to be merciful but in reality it is Hell. As regards the reason why they hate the Muslims, Allaah Says (what means): {Many of the People of the Scripture wish they could turn you back to disbelief after you have believed, out of envy from themselves [even] after the truth has become clear to them.}[Quran 2:109]. Allaah further Says (what means): {Neither those who disbelieve for the People of the Scripture [i.e. the Jews and Christians] nor the polytheists wish that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord. But Allaah selects of His mercy whom He wills, and Allaah is the possessor of great bounty.}[Quran 2:105].

Nonetheless, dear sister, you should preserve your religion and keep wearing your Hijab, and preserve your moral character while avoiding being in seclusion with marriageable men as this is forbidden.

For the pre-conditions of women to work, please refer to Fataawa: 83607, 83953 and 82399.

For more benefit on the characteristics of Hijab, please refer to Fatwa 83702, and refer to Fataawa 86405, 87373 and 88291 about residing in a non-Muslim country.

May Allaah enable you to what benefits you in this world and in the Hereafter.

Allaah Knows best.

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