DAMMAM— Women can work as waitresses in restaurants run exclusively for females and families.
“Such jobs are not a violation of the Islamic rules,” Chairman of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) Abdullatif Al-Alsheikh told the Dammam-based Alsharq newspaper on Wednesday.
“Women can work as waitresses, cashiers and cooks in women and family-only restaurants,” he said.
Al-Alsheikh said the employment of women in family restaurants to work as waitresses, cashiers and cooks is not against the rules and conditions of the memorandum of understanding the Haia has signed with the Ministry of Labor concerning women’s work.
“The royal decree which has called for the provision of more job opportunities for women has made it a condition to provide them with a suitable work atmosphere,” he said.
Al-Alsheikh asked all working women to strictly observe the Shariah rules in their work places.
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