Is it permissible to learn foreign languages for work, travel and treatment purposes?

Question 27: Is it Haraam (prohibited) or Halaal (lawful) to learn and study foreign languages, such as English, German and others, although they are the languages of the Christians in order to be able to deal with them in work, travel, treatment and other worldly issues?

Answer: It is permissible to learn languages other than the Arabic language for the purpose of Da`wah (calling to Islaam), which might bring benefit or repel harm… read more here.

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