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Working As A Librarian

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Asalaamu alaikum :sl:

 

This may be incredibly obsolete, and I might be overanalyzing, but does anyone foresee anything wrong with becoming a librarian in a public library? Aside from interaction between men and women, I was wondering about handling the books - some of them contain matter not allowed in Islam. Pornography, strong theories of evolution, books for and against various religious beliefs, et cetera..

 

In general, are careers to avoid the ones that directly violate Islamic principles, or should we look deeper?

 

 

 

- Astarte

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Asalaamu alaikum :sl:

 

This may be incredibly obsolete, and I might be overanalyzing, but does anyone foresee anything wrong with becoming a librarian in a public library? Aside from interaction between men and women, I was wondering about handling the books - some of them contain matter not allowed in Islam. Pornography, strong theories of evolution, books for and against various religious beliefs, et cetera..

 

In general, are careers to avoid the ones that directly violate Islamic principles, or should we look deeper?

- Astarte

Are we allowed to work at a checkout of a store that stocks Haram food products? (I don't know the answer to this). If we can, there is little difference from that to working in a library.

 

Btw, which libraries stock pornography? :sl:

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Btw, which libraries stock pornography? :sl:

Salaam -

 

Hmm...oh, sorry, I meant as in some of the content of books, not actual pornography...erotica is the proper term I suppose. And many writers use it in their books a lot, and some are just really graphic and the book becomes pure smut... :j:

 

According to some questions and answers at IslamQA (numbers 40651, 9941, 3746, and others), working in a grocery store selling haraam items is prohibited..and therefore by analogy working as a librarian would be forbidden... :sl:

 

Thank you for helping :)

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