Saudi Arabia's top Islamic clerics board on Monday issued a fatwa (religious edict), saying that women are not allowed to work as cashiers in supermarkets.
"Women should not work in places where they encounter men. Women should look for jobs that does not make them become attracted by men or attract men," the fatwa issued by the Committee on Scholarly Work and Ifta said.
The committee is operating under the Council of Senior Scholars, which is responsible for Islamic issues in the ultra-conservative kingdom. More...