Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: Assalam aleykum
Can I work as a police officer in a country like Canada?
Answer: assalamu alaykum
It is permissible to work as a police officer. In fact, the role of a police officer incorporates a number of praiseworthy and rewarding aspects, which include assisting people, maintaining societal order, preventing wrongdoing, and so forth.
Each of the bove acts have been praised by God and the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), such as in the Quranic verse, “Assist one another in good deeds and righteousness” (4:2) and the prophetic statement regarding helping both the oppressed and oppressor.
Thus, whosoever takes on the work of a police officer with the intention of fulfilling these religious commands will be rewarded.
[Ustadh] Salman Younas
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.