Dr. Monzer Kahf, a prominent economist and counsellor states: I believe it is possible to work in tourism for a woman without compromising her Islamic values, manners and behavioural norms. But of course, there are jobs and functions that may not be suitable to women in this industry, and in many other industries, depending on the requirement of a specific job. Yet we must realize that serving stranger men can be done within the Islamic manners and values and it is known among Muslims since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) that women used to serve their guests, males and females. I don’t see any impossibility for Muslim women to reconcile working in tourist industry with their Islamic behaviour. But of course, if a woman cannot make such reconciliation or if it is very difficult in some functions, she must not take such a job.”