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Studying computer engineering and computer science

Q: I am currently in Grade 12. I am still undecided as to my study path for next year.

1. Is Computer Engineering/ Computer Science a suitable field of study for a muslim?

2. Will I be able to benefit Deen by studying this? 

Dua requested for me & all my fellow students writing exams.


A: If the course does not entail anything impermissible in Shari’ah and the environment one studies in as well as the people one comes in contact with will not affect one’s understanding, Islamic morals and values and Deeni commitment, it will be permissible.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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