Career choices and rizq

Question ID: 26226

Assalamu alaykum,

1) I am planning to study engineering. But my parents want me to study accounting because they feel that accountants earn more than engineers.. Now accounting by itself is permissible, as you know. But most of the jobs of accounting are such that one has to deal with, and record interest deals, which of course are haraam.

It is solely for this reason (fear of my earning being haraam) that I do not want to do accounting, rather I am going into engineering. Have I taken the right decision?

2) We as Muslims have the aqeeda that rizq is predestined. Does that mean that we cannot change the amount of money we are to earn in our lives by making different career choices and working hard?Kindly elaborate.

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Asked on May 5, 2014 1:22 pm
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1) Do what you are comfortable with. Engineering is good.
2) What amount is coming is written whether you are an Engineer or an Accountant.
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Answered on May 5, 2014 1:22 pm