Is it Permissible To Teach English Literature?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it halal for me to study to become an english literature teacher? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Yes, it is perfectly fine for you to study and teach English Literature. In fact, scholarship, both classical and contemporary, generally engaged in the study of literature due to the fact that it […]

Does the Shari`ah Permit Reading Non-Islamic Literature?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I was interested in understanding how non-Islamic literature (fiction novels) is viewed according to the Shariah. I understand certain things are undoubtedly impermissible, such as pornographic literature, but what about novels such as 1984, Harry Potter, Kite Runner, etc. ? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]