Hiring a maid to help a working wife

Question 8: My wife is a teacher and the mother of six children.She exerts a lot of effort at work, in taking care of the children, the housework, and many of our relatives visit us. My question is: Is it permissible to hire a Muslim maid to help my wife and make things easy for her. Please advise us, may Allaah reward you!

Answer: We advise you not to hire a maid as long as the situation is as you have described. Your wife should stay at home to bring up her children, fulfill her duties towards you, and the needs of her home… read more here.

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