Listing one’s secular achievements on a poster or website


1) Is it correct for an Alim to list on his Tour Posters/Website etc all his past secular achievements together with which English or American university it was achieved in as well as details of his current secular studies?

2) Is it correct for an Alima to list her secular achievements on her Website and her bayaan notices etc? The thinking in both 1 and 2 above may be to attract secular inclined individuals.



1. It is permissible if it is not to show off or to impress anybody.

2. The right thing for a woman is not to advertise herself. The virtue of a woman is in her remaining concealed, and not coming into the public limelight.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


 Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)