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Learning skills and using one’s hands

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Q: What is the Islamic teachings or rulings about learning and doing daily things with one’s hands. Does Islam encourages one to learn and do his/her things like slaughtering an animal, learning different arts like building house or other such things. I am literate person and a Software Engineer but in common life I do not know things well. I feel great hesitation/problem while learning new things. Does Islam dislikes this kind of behaviour and how can I handle this problem in the light of Islam. I know this type of question may seem useless but as for as I know Islam guides us in every matter of life.

Bismillaah

A: The hadeeth says that the best earning is that of the sweat of the brow. Hence, any type of skill that will enable you to earn a halaal living is obviously encouraged and liked by the shari`ah.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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