Q:Assalam aleikun, I hope that you are doing well.
I’m a student that is in the stage to decide what I want to be and study in the future, some of my interest are biology, geology, I can say the world of science and technology and also languagues. Since I was little, I always wanted to study something about Health, to be doctor or work in the chemistry, but I dont know if this two options are the best for a muslim woman to work on, so I would really like if you could give some advice about this matter, in order that I can decide the best for me and also for my family in the future.
With hope to read as soon as possible from you,
Time: Monday June 20, 2011 at 6:44 am
A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
A muslim(ah) must study and occupy themselves with that which would make them a benefit to humanity on every level. Likewise, you must study that which would make you appreciate the greatness of Allah (SWT) and assist you in being the most practicing human.
Your added challenge is that you must chose from that field of study that would keep your female essence. Example, modesty, etc. Both of your intended fields can accomplish this end.
As a muslim(ah) you must additionally realize, the study of any science, language, etc. remain only as part of a mere study. These fields generally function as skill gathering sessions for financial prosperity and survival. Thus, you must also seek to invest in continual practical islamic knowledge. Enter into a religious program whilst involved in your college studies. This would contribute to enhancing the quality of your life.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.