Is it Permissible for me to Work in the Law/Criminology Field in Islam?

Fatwa ID: 03388

Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan


Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

Is it permissible for me to work in the law/criminology field in Islam?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 



Wa Alaikum Salam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Becoming a solicitor/lawyer is permissible by default because of the fact that a lawyer is like an advocate who is representing a client. Generally, three conditions are added to the permissibility of the law profession.


1 a lawyer must not fight for a person's innocence when he is guilty.

2. a lawyer must not fight for a right for a person who does not have a claim to that right

3. a lawyer must not use prohibited means to represent the case of a client.


If the above 3 conditions are met then it is permitted to be a lawyer.

(Contemporary Fataawa of Mufti Taqi Saheb p.146-147)



Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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