In principle woman’s work is permissible as long as the work itself is lawful and Islamically good and the surrounding circumstances and environment are Islamically healthy. In other words, woman is permitted to work provided that the following conditions are met:
First, the work should be legal. The Muslim woman is not permitted to work in a place where she will be in privacy with non-mahram (marriageable) man, or in clubs where she is supposed to offer alcohol to people.
Second, she should abide by the Islamic morals in dress, talk, etc.
Third, woman’s employment should not be at the expense of her principal work, namely caring about her children and husband.
Moreover, we can say that media is merely a means that can be used to reach good goals and noble objectives, or to spread corruption and evil thoughts. Thus, the ruling on work in this field varies from one case to another. It depends on the nature of this work and the role the woman plays in it.
In this regard, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states the following:
“Radio, television, newspaper, video, etc. are all forms of media. Like all media, they cannot be considered either haram or halal by themselves. For such a judgment will depend on the purpose they are used for. If they are used for promoting truth, justice, ethics and morals, etc., they are considered noble. In such cases, it may fall under the category of obligatory or recommended or simply permissible. If, on the other hand, they are used for promoting vices, corruption, loose morals, permissiveness, hedonism, et cetera, they are considered forbidden.
So the woman must ask herself the question: What kind of a job she will be undertaking and what is her role in it? Is she being used as an instrument of sowing corruption and vices in society, or is she being used as an instrument of promoting good, contributing beneficial things to society? If the latter is the case, then she should try to stick to this job unless it interferes with her other far more important duties in religion or duties as a spouse.”