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i am working in a footwear store, i need to sell the footwear to ladies also. what precautions should i take for selling shoes to ladies
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Selling footwear to female customers
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 30:
30 Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do
If you happen to earn your livelihood selling footwear to ladies, these are the things you should be careful about:
1. Be polite and courteous, but do not become overly friendly with your non-mehram female customers.
2. Lower your gaze and guard your modesty in all forms.
3. Speak to your non-mehram female customers in a straight-forward and business-like manner.
4. Do not touch the non-mehram female customers.
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,