Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 30145
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Jan 22,2019

Title: Is it permissible for me to study forensic computing?

Question

Is it permissible for me to study forensic computing at university I have been getting a lot of stick saying I shouldn't do it. 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dear Brother,

Computer forensics (also known as computer forensic science) is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media. The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analysing and presenting facts and opinions about the digital information[i].

 

It is permissible to study forensic computing.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_forensics

 

 

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