[Q-ID0821] Is it permissible to take up Law as a profession?

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What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I am a Law student. Is becoming a lawyer harām? If not then what precautions should I take in this field?

Questioner: Sufyan from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

It is not harām to become a lawyer.  But to become a lawyer and lie for the sake of money is indeed impermissible because there is intense prohibition of lying in the Qur’ān and Ahādīth.  The one who continuously lies is written with Allāh as a kadhdhāb (intense liar) and speaking lies has been established as a sign of nifāq (hypocrisy).  Thus avoiding lies, you should become a lawyer with the intention of supporting truth and aiding the oppressed. Then by remaining dutiful to this all your life your becoming a lawyer will become a rewardable act.

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واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
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Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Ustadh Ibrar Shafi

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