THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF WOMEN AT THE ERA OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD PBUH
The topic of economic activities of women has been one of the significant issues on which traditional and modern Muslim scholars have been debating since long. This paper studies this issue objectively and go through the literature including Quran, Hadith, Seerah traditions and social practices of the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. This literature survey brings forth eleven various economic activities in which women at the time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him involved, which reasonably prove that women freely and safely have been engaging with economic activities. These economic activities include agriculture, livestock, trade, tailoring, handicrafts, nursing, education, fosterage, services, perfume industry and management of business.