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Is it acceptable in Islam? (troll questions)

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Assalamu Alaykum,

 

Is becoming an astrophysicist/astronomer acceptable in Islam?

 

It would only consist of research in astrophysics/astronomy. It would not involve teaching, nor would it involve working in planetariums and science museums.

 

The job of astrophysicist/astronomer consists in:

- Programming, writing computer code to analyze observational data or to make models/simulations of phenomena.

- Writing scientific research papers that may be published in scholarly journals.

- Writing many emails.

- Filling out paperwork to get funding for our projects.

- Traveling very frequently to many countries to present our research findings at scientific conferences and lectures, and to meet other astrophysicists/astronomers.

- Traveling frequently to many remote parts of the world (on top of mountains) to make observations with optical or radio telescopes.

 

Note that “astrophysics” and “astronomy” are the same thing. But they must not be confused with “astrology” which is something totally different.

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Wasalam. The job description you give clearly contains nothing haram. why do you even need to ask the question?

Particle physicist here.

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Yes it is halal. Many astronomy and astrophysics pioneers were Muslims from India, Persia, Al Andalus and Arabia, with many of them being Islamic scholars too. Islamic history has a rich tradition in researching astronomy, which allows us to look and ponder upon Allah's creation. You won't find contention between Islam and astronomy except over perhaps nomenclature, which is irrelevant to the theorems themselves.

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Assalamu Alaykum,

 

Is playing tennis acceptable in Islam if we respect these three conditions?:

 

- Playing tennis doesn't make us miss praying on time.

 

- We only play tennis a few hours a week. So it's only a pastime. We don't play professionally.

 

- We don't play for money. If we happen to win some money in a tennis tournament, we either refuse the money or immediately give it to charity.

 

If the answer is no, please explain the reasons why tennis is forbidden.

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If I get paid £2400 a month for playing tennis and I use that to support my 4 wives and 56 kids whats thr problem?

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I can bet you my life savings no one on this forum thinks tennis is haram. We don't have extreme freakazoids here.

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If I get paid £2400 a month for playing tennis and I use that to support my 4 wives and 56 kids whats thr problem?

you won't have enough to feed them all

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you won't have enough to feed them all

 

they could lease 20 arable acres with half the money, put 3/8 of the remaining money into equipment leases on the farm and have the kids all get homeschooled by the four wives in order to effectively cultivate the land. If they exclusively grew spinach and potatoes in a 50-50 split, according to this: http://www.gardensofeden.org/04%20Crop%20Yield%20Verification.htm, they would get 110,000 lb of spinach and 152,000 lb of potato a year, which are roughly 50,000 kg and 75,000 kg respectively, or 830kg and 1250kg per person. This means daily approx. 2.2kg of spinach and 3.4kg of potato per person, translating into roughly 3218 calories per person. As the avg person only needs 2500 calories, thats 720 calories leftover, or about 22%. This means that the tennis player can have the wives and additional labour from the children sell the remaining 22% of the yield, which is around 10,000kg of spinach and 7,500kg of potatoes. According to a quick google search on market data, that is equivalent to 10,000 GBP for the left over spinach and 1,500 GBP for the left over potatoes.

 

Not only can all family members be fed, but they'll also be educated and have an annual profit of 11,500 GBP! With this money they could lease further acres and benefit with profits from the additional acres, grow different varieties of fruit and veg, and after about 2 decades they could probably buy all the farms they leased.

This is a solid financial plan for anyone who wants to live in tents without electricity and live on a mainly potato and spinach diet for a good part of 10 years.

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they could lease 20 arable acres with half the money, put 3/8 of the remaining money into equipment leases on the farm and have the kids all get homeschooled by the four wives in order to effectively cultivate the land. If they exclusively grew spinach and potatoes in a 50-50 split, according to this: http://www.gardensofeden.org/04%20Crop%20Yield%20Verification.htm, they would get 110,000 lb of spinach and 152,000 lb of potato a year, which are roughly 50,000 kg and 75,000 kg respectively, or 830kg and 1250kg per person. This means daily approx. 2.2kg of spinach and 3.4kg of potato per person, translating into roughly 3218 calories per person. As the avg person only needs 2500 calories, thats 720 calories leftover, or about 22%. This means that the tennis player can have the wives and additional labour from the children sell the remaining 22% of the yield, which is around 10,000kg of spinach and 7,500kg of potatoes. According to a quick google search on market data, that is equivalent to 10,000 GBP for the left over spinach and 1,500 GBP for the left over potatoes.

 

Not only can all family members be fed, but they'll also be educated and have an annual profit of 11,500 GBP! With this money they could lease further acres and benefit with profits from the additional acres, grow different varieties of fruit and veg, and after about 2 decades they could probably buy all the farms they leased.

This is a solid financial plan for anyone who wants to live in tents without electricity and live on a mainly potato and spinach diet for a good part of 10 years.

your plan is all fine and dandy, except for you missed a cruicial point. the man needs to be there to run the farm! He can't be playing tennis!!

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