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Getting married and studying to become an Aalim

Q: For a while now I have been intending to attend a darul-Uloom to study Hifdhz and Alim Studies but people have been feeding me with negative thoughts. I will be turning twenty soon and people discourage me by saying that if I become an Alim then how will I get married while I am studying and how am I going to earn a living when I will only finish my studies when I am 30 and they say that I wont get a job because there are no jobs for Aalims available here is South Africa. Even my own family are against my opinion but I would love to take on Islamic studies and become an Aalim Insha Allah. Is there any advice one could give me?


A: We advise that you do them all; marry, study and sustain the marital home.

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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