What field should he study at university?

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In your humble opinion, what kind of knowledge would you encourage Muslims in west, while circumstances have brought us here, to obtain while attending secular universities; as I am blanked out as to what to major in?
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Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

When choosing a specialty, you have to pay attention to a number of points:

  1. Your personal abilities: do not choose a specialty that does not suit you, lest you fail.

  2. The need of the Muslims for this specialty: so that you can try to fill a gap in the Muslim community/Ummah.

  3. Your own inclinations: if a person has the inclination and desire to learn, along with the ability to do so, it is very seldom that he does not succeed.

  4. The specialty should be free of things that go against sharee’ah. As for specialties in forbidden fields such as music, philosophy, etc., it is not permissible to enter them at all.

Then seek the help of Allaah to make the right choice, make sure that your intentions are proper, and at all times put your trust in the Most Generous, Most Merciful.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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