Pursuing a career that one’s parents choose

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Q: My parents want me to pursue architecture. But, I want to be a psychologist or an Islamic scholar. I have little to no interest in architecture. Which is the better option to pick? My parents will not like it but will let choose my own career.


A: I suggest that you discuss this with your parents.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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