Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
Is it permissible for me to work in the law/criminology field in Islam?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Wa Alaikum Salam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Becoming a solicitor/lawyer is permissible by default because of the fact that a lawyer is like an advocate who is representing a client. Generally, three conditions are added to the permissibility of the law profession.
1 a lawyer must not fight for a person’s innocence when he is guilty.
2. a lawyer must not fight for a right for a person who does not have a claim to that right
3. a lawyer must not use prohibited means to represent the case of a client.
If the above 3 conditions are met then it is permitted to be a lawyer.
(Contemporary Fataawa of Mufti Taqi Saheb p.146-147)
Only Allah knows best
Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham