Vol 21 No 1 (2019): Journal of Islamic Studies

Women Begging in the light of Islamic Teaching.

Published January 22, 2020


The present research paper aims to examine the need, socio-economic characteristics and the role of ‘women beggars’ embedded in Karachi city. A descriptive research design was employed by using survey method.The primary source of data collection was face to face interviews with the women beggars. The researcher used a Semi-structured questionnaire as a tool for data collection and a sample of 90 street beggars, were selected from different public places using purposive, a non-probability sampling technique.Key findings of the study show that begging is a structured profession in the city.Data indicated that the majority of the respondents have their own houses and they become the professional beggar in a routine with high satisfaction their existing profession. This study suggests that there is an urgent need to implement a comprehensive policy in order to regulate the begging practice in the city.