May Allah Taala bless all of you.
How should one understand the holy Qur’an generally. Should it be understanding with a wisdom or with literal following?
My example is the Ayat of quran kareem Taala which speaks of lowering the gaze.
Should a person lower ones gaze in EVERY situation or does it depend on hawa? What did syedi( peace be upon him ) say regarding those who just followed but did not understand the wisdom. Should a person follow the wisdom or the literal meaning? Does the Ayat of ” sami’na wa ata’na” mean hear and just act or does it have a collective meaning of always being ready to serve.
I am currently working in a door to door sales job and I always encounter the opposite gender.
Did syedi (peace be upon him) ever Look upon women who are non mahram?
All of mentioned scenarios apply depending on context and the guiding light is Sunna practice as embodied by Awliya and Rabbani ulama. In your situation, looking is required to establish trust in the transaction but without lust.