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What Job Opportunities Can I Pursue After Finishing My Islamic Studies?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: I am a recent graduate of a traditional Darul-Uloom in the UK and I find myself unsure of what career path to pursue. Salaries offered in mosques are low in relation to the current cost of living in the UK. Essentially, I would like a job whereby I can […]

Should I Pursue a Career Using an Engineering Degree Earned While Being Sinful?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have an engineering degree. But I’m reluctant in pursuing any job using that degree. The reason is because, every single moment of my life during which I earned the degree was soaked in sin. However, a year later or so, Allah blessed me with Islam and […]

Should I Wear the Hijab Despite the Difficulty to Get a Job Wearing It?

Answered by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Question: Assalam alaykum, I want to start wearing the hijab but in three years I will start university and hopefully go to medical school. I hear many people say that it is difficult to get a job if you are wearing the headscarf. What should I do? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam […]

Can I Take a Job If There Is a Small Possibility I May Miss Some Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am considering working at a grocery store. Lunch and break are scheduled by our manager. If it is time to pray during lunch/break, I will offer my prayers. Would it be permissible to take this job if I am reasonably certain that I can perform all […]

The Etiquette of Earning a Livelihood: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of earning a livelihood forms the 13th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Seeking nearness to Allah, the ultimate aim in our worldly work How Can I Make a Correct Intention So That My Good Deeds Are […]

Which Job Would Be More Beneficial in Terms of Setting Me up for Marriage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. Would it be possible for you to help me find a spouse? 2. I have recently been offered two jobs: One is a Call Center office job (full time) and the other is a Warehouse job for a Muslim organisation (full time but less hours). Which […]

The Woman I Love Doesn’t Want to Marry Me Because of My Low Income.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am in love with a young woman. We have done sinful things in the past. Will Allah and the Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) ever forgive me? At first, she said she didn’t want to marry me because my income was too low. […]

Can You Give Me Any Supplication to Quickly Find a Good Job?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Can you give me any supplication to quickly find a good job? I have been struggling for the past 6 months but have not yet found a job. Answer: assalamu alaykum 1. There are a number of supplications that you may recite that have been narrated from the Prophet […]

Am I Falling Into Usury by Trying to Get a Job Using My Relationships?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: As Salam Alaykum, I applied for a position in a company my friend is employed at. I asked him to speak to the manager so I can get an interview. I feel I have fallen into riba (usury) because I am bypassing the fair and equitable market process. Should […]

Could You Give Me a Supplication to Increase My Chances of Entering a Nursing Program?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, It has been two years since I started trying to get onto a nursing program, but to no avail. Is there a prayer or dua for increasing my chances of getting in? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, May Allah Most High facilitate your affairs. Consider praying […]