Woman living alone

Q: I am a Muslim woman. Currently I am going through a lot of troubled times as I lost my job in Dec 2018. I didn't want to be a burden to my parents so I had taken a house for rent close to my office and have been staying alone even after I lost my job. All this while I managed by some savings I had. Now I desperately need a job to pay my rent and bills. I have been worried and praying to Allah. In the house where I stay, it has been 2 years that I am here but had never heard azan till now since there isn't a masjid nearby. But today, all of sudden, I heard azan between Magrib and Isha time. I'm sure this wasn't Magrib or Isha azan. I was surprised to hear it as it is the first time in 2years I have heard it. Can this mean something? Is it some kind of a sign from Allah? What does it mean?

A: Be humble and rather return to your parents' home and try and do some work from within the home. It is not right for a woman to stay alone, especially in these times. Your parents being around you will be a protection for you and you can be of service to them.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)