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Is my career choice of teaching fiction haram or halal?


Assalam aleykum,
I am currently in my second year in college in New York and I’m conflicted whether or not the career choice I plan on choosing is haram or not.
I want to become a secondary school English teacher where I would teach students reading and writing. Alhamdulilah I’ve been told in high school and even in college how amazed my professors are with my papers.
However, I know that if I continue with this major I will have to teach fiction literature and even read it in order to pass my classes. I’ve been told that fiction is haram .
I only want to do what’s most pleasing to Allah and I know doing otherwise would do me no good. If anyone can help me decided what to do it would help me a lot.
Thank you and jazakallahkeir.


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

The statement ” I’ve been told that fiction is haram . ” is not correct.

Fiction is not haram per se.

S.L. Al-Hakim