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Unmarried Muslim Girl as Live-in Helper

Q:

Assalamu aleykum,

I have the following question: I am married with three children. My husband is a long distance driver. I am going to have a surgery soon and will need help for couple months after the surgery with the kids. I will not be allowed to lift anything heavy, so I need help around the clock. Because my husband cannot stay home for 2 months and he will be most of the time away and only rarely coming home for a day or two, we were thinking of hiring a live-in nanny to help.

Is it allowed for a muslim girl to live with us, considering I will always be home and my husband will rarely come home, and whenever he does come we will make sure they are never left alone in the house?

Thank you

A:

Yes, it is permissible. 

Kumail Rajani