Taking up a profession that requires drawing pictures of animate objects

Q: Can I give an entry test of an architecture university that might require to draw a face. And, can I practice for doing that beforehand. The university would also teach sculpture, art, etc. in the first year and I might be (or might definitely) be required to draw/sculpt faces and other things, etc. What is the ruling on this?

A: If you know that you will be asked to do something haraam then why go in that direction.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)