Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America rules that women may assume political offices

Religious Authority: 
Ibrahim Dremali
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America rules that women may assume political offices

Women can participate in and hold certain positions in political offices. Omar ibn Al-Khattab (radiy Allahu anhu) appointed a woman to manage the marketplace in Madinah. As long as the Muslim woman guards her chastity, observes hijab and proper Islamic etiquette, does not beautify herself or voice in public, avoids mixing freely with men or being alone with them, etc., then it is not a problem. Keeping her duty to Allah should be her priority.