Question: I am a second year law student, so I have now spent two years studying in the faculty. I would like to know whether I should leave, because it does not resort to the Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) for rulings, but to positive law? Is it permissible to work as a prosecutor investigating cases on the basis of man-made laws? Is working as a professor in the faculty Haraam (prohibited)? Is practicing law for a living Haraam?
Answer: Firstly, Studying positive law is permissible for someone who is endowed with sufficient intellectual and academic ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood, and they are not vulnerable, due to their strong Islaamic faith, to become deviated from the truth and deceived by falsehood… read more here.