What should I consider in choosing a career?

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Question

 

What should I consider in choosing a career? Can I choose a career of tourism wich will include visiting religious sites of non-Muslims?

 

 

Answer

 

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

 

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

In choosing a career, consider the following advice of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam): ‘Do not undertake an involvement that would hinder your practice on religion.’ (Mishkãt pg.441; Qadeemi)

 

The fundamental focus in choosing a profession is to preserve one’s Deeni and Islamic values. It is not permissible to pursue a profession in which a person will be compelled to compromise his Deen. Religious rights of non-Muslims have become a tourist attraction and places of honour. Honouring such places is obviously prohibited in Islam as it is in honour of incorrect belief and Aqaaid. As such, it is not permissible to undertake the trade of tourism as an income if it will involve the above or any other sinful activity.

 

 

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

·         The Sharée ruling herein given is specifically based on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.

·         The Darul Ifta bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer. The Darul Ifta being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.

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Ref no: 0386#

Date: Wednesday , September 28, 2011

Category

business

Title

 

What should I consider in choosing a career?

Question

 

What should I consider in choosing a career? Can I choose a career of tourism wich will include visiting religious sites of non-Muslims?

 

 

Answer

 

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

 

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

In choosing a career, consider the following advice of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam): ‘Do not undertake an involvement that would hinder your practice on religion.’ (Mishkãt pg.441; Qadeemi)

 

The fundamental focus in choosing a profession is to preserve one’s Deeni and Islamic values. It is not permissible to pursue a profession in which a person will be compelled to compromise his Deen. Religious rights of non-Muslims have become a tourist attraction and places of honour. Honouring such places is obviously prohibited in Islam as it is in honour of incorrect belief and Aqaaid. As such, it is not permissible to undertake the trade of tourism as an income if it will involve the above or any other sinful activity.

 

 

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

·         The Sharée ruling herein given is specifically based on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.

·         The Darul Ifta bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer. The Darul Ifta being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.

·         This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of the Darul Ifta.