Direct Selling of Cosmetic Products - Is It Permitted for Sisters?
  • Question:

    For girls, is selling Avon’s product (which includes, make-up cosmetic, accessories, shoes,) wrong or permissible in the light of Quran and hadith? Can an adult single female continue her Avon’s business even if her father disagrees with it?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    In principle, selling beauty products is permissible in Islam. Yes an adult single female has the right to operate her own business.

    We are unsure why your father would not allow you to be an independent business owner. If he has no apparent Islamicaly legitimate reason to prohibit you, then you have the islamic right to operate your business.

    We advise you to have a meeting with your father in the presence of a reliable Islamic scholar or educated elder to remove any misunderstandings. We wish you the best of success.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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