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Confused about my goal of life

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I'm a college student. I've been thinking about my future life for the past year, and I could not come to a specific goal. I've found that my passion is to become a scientist.  I don't know what Islam says about this profession? I think being a scientist, you can work to develop solutions to the problems facing humanity and discover the realms of knowledge. Will my work please Allah and His Prophet ?

My secondary goal I presume is to become a poet. I write poetry, and my poetry has been published in international magazines. How can I make my poetry a service to Allah ?

Jazak Allah!


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  1. salam
    i just know that there is a hadith in which it is narrated that your tast (amaaal) depends upon your will (neaaa)
    any work or any profession which you will do or adopt depends upon its purpose of doing it means neaaat or will if you do any wrong for Allah or for fullfilling the Allah's order than it will be a deed but if you do a right thing for wrong purpose it will be a sin
    upto the profession you can adopt anyone but i think you should take in mind that which one is helping others more as compared to others i think thats enough if someone understand

  2. AsSalaamu Alaikum,

    There is nothing wrong with a Muslim/Muslimah becoming a Scientist in Islam, so long as you do not go against the Islamic belief or laws in certain issues. Just make sure that you are able to do three things along side, 1) You continue to learn much about 'aqeedah (i.e Islamic creed) through authentic Islamic sources, and 2) You ask reputable Islamic scholars about certain issues you may encounter throughout your education and research which you are not sure about their Islamic perspective, and 3) You do what you do for the sake of Allah--this will please Allah and His messenger, inshaAllah.

    There are many Muslim scientists who have contributed in various fields of science and humanity.

    Also, it would be interesting to become a scientist and a poet at the same time inshaAllah--this depends on if you are willing to and can do both.

    There are many Muslim scholars who were scientists and poets at the same time. For example, Imam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (may Allah be pleased with him) was an Astronomer, Chemist, a Muhadith (i.e. a scholar of hadith and its sciences), a Mufassir (i.e. a scholar of Quran interpretation), a divine psychologist (or a scholar of hearts), a Faqeeh (i.e. a scholar of Islamic jurisprudence), a historian, and a poete (he has many poetry about life and death, about success and prosperity, about this life and the next, about Jannah and Naar, and about the love of Allah and His messenger).

    Please see the link below to learn much about the contributions of Muslim Scientists:

    Hope this helps inshaAllah, and Allah knows best.

    • The Description of Paradise (Janna) by Imam ibn al-Qayyim:

      This taken from his famous poetry entitled “al-Kafiya al-Shafiya fe al-Intissar lil-Firqa al-Najiya” (The sufficient healing in the Triumph for the Ahlu-Sunna w al-Jama’a) it’s also known as “Nuniyyah ibn al-Qayyim” because the rhyme he used is the letter “Noon” (N).
      The original poetry is 5842 verses long composed of chapters explaining Islam and dealing with the other sects and religions. This extract is composed of 28 verses most taken separately between the page 217 to the last verse on page 256 (4931-5842) taken from the chapters describing Janna which are in the end.

      "O thee who wish to marry the Beautiful “Hoor”, and want to meet them in The Garden of Living (Janna)

      Hasten, Accelerate your pace and efforts, indeed this walk of yours (this life) is like one hour in an age

      It is a Garden of enjoyment and its bounty is goodness. For, its bounty is ever lasting, never fading

      And its buildings are made of golden bricks and others of silver, two types which are different

      Its inhabitants are people of Night Prayer and Fasting, their words and acts are goodness and excellence

      In it, the servant (of Allah) has a tent made of pearls, it has been raised. It’s manufactured by al-Rahman (Most-Merciful)

      Its rivers flow outside and without any ditch, Praise be to The One Who keeps them from flooding

      Underneath them (servants), the rivers run, exploded, as they (servants) wish and a river will never be lacking

      And the meeting with Our Lord The Most-Merciful has been mentioned in Chapters from the Qur’an

      Have you not heard The Caller of The Belief (The Prophet) informing about The Caller of the Garden of Living?

      (This caller will say) “O Ye People of Janna, Ye Have from The Most-Merciful a promise and He will realize it for you with guarantee”

      They will answer: “Lord, Has you not already enlightened our faces and also our good actions. You have made heavier in the Balance (of The Judgement Day)

      And also You have allowed us in Heaven when You have saved us from the punishment of the flames”

      So He will say: “I made a promise the time has come that I realize it to you with My Mercy and Affection”

      So they will see Him after unveiling Himself (from His Veil of Light) manifestly, this is what narrated Muslim (in al-Sahih) with explanation

      And when the Believers will see Him, they will forget all the pleasure and enjoyment their eyes have seen

      By God, there is nothing in this world (dunya) more delectable than the desire of the servant to meet The Most-Merciful (al-Rahman)

      This is why sighting His Face, Praise be To Him, is the most complete delight to a human being

      Allah Has a market (in Janna) set by the noble Angels with all perfection

      In it, there is, By God, what no eye has ever seen before. Nay, and what no pair of ears has ever being hearing

      Never even desired by a human heart. So, with a language, he would be describing

      What a market! He who will be allowed in it have deserved, with safety, congratulation

      It is a market where people get to know each other. In it, there is no fuss, no cheating, nor swearing

      This, and the conclusion of the happiness is their immortality forever, in the House of Eternity and Satisfaction

      My Lord, strengthen us on the Belief and make of us the guiders of the confused and the wandering

      And honor us with The Truth and rescue us with it, a strong rescue, You are The All-Dominating

      And May, upon The Messenger (Muhammad) be The best Salutations and Peace, from You, and total Satisfaction

      And also upon all his companions and those who followed them afterwards with Excellence (Ihsan)"

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