Women Entrepreneurship in Early Islamic Era; A motivation for women in modern age

  • Tehreem Fatima Aqsa Tasgheer Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Keywords: Women entrepreneurship, Early Islamic Era, Problems, Motivation, Modern-age

Abstract

Women play a significant role in fostering the economic development and societal stability of a country. Women are revered in Islam and given privileged status and honour by numerous religious commandments. In terms of attitudes and objectives, Muslim female entrepreneurs are distinct from others, as they are bound to authenticate and evaluate their activities in the light of primary sources of Shariah. This article will explore and ponder the life of women entrepreneurs of the early Islamic era, especially Khadijah (R.A), Arabia's richest businesswoman and most revered female entrepreneur in prophetic house. Many of the Prophet's sahabiya (female companions) were also engaged in a variety of entrepreneurial pursuits such as trade, business, health care, education and agriculture etc. The article will examine the approaches used by these great ladies as well as investigate the problems and prospects of contemporary Muslim women entrepreneurs. In Pakistan, officials, scholars, and professionals have been discussing more about women's entrepreneurship in recent years. This study will provide an overview of various facets of female free enterprise from an Islamic perspective. At the end of this research paper, some extensive patterns from the entrepreneurial lives of Sahabiyahs will be highlighted in order to motivate women of the modern age.

Author Biography

Tehreem Fatima Aqsa Tasgheer, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore

I am a PhD scholar at Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Published
2021-09-21
How to Cite
Aqsa Tasgheer, T. F. (2021). Women Entrepreneurship in Early Islamic Era; A motivation for women in modern age. AL-QAWĀRĪR, 2(04), 1-13. Retrieved from https://journal.al-qawarir.com/index.php/alqawarir/article/view/114