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In the Western universities, students supposed to learn things unrelated to their major. What is Islamic perspective on this?

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Why would you think this is an Un-Islamic practice? –  System Down Jan 10 '13 at 18:09
    
I don't want to wasting time –  user926 Mar 10 '13 at 10:26
    
Again, how is that un-Islamic? –  System Down Mar 11 '13 at 5:39
    
(And those who turn away from Al-Laghw.) refers to falsehood, which includes Shirk and sin, and any words or deeds that are of no benefit. qtafsir.com/… –  user926 Mar 12 '13 at 15:04
    
But this is education. It might not be subject that you personally like. If we learned only what we like, instead of what we need it would be a sad state of affairs indeed. –  System Down Mar 12 '13 at 17:22
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Islam doesn't put any restrictions on the kind of courses you take except for classes that lead to evil. There's no harm in taking classes that are not part of your major as for as they benefit you in a good and halal way.

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You're right. Eventually I learnt and accepted that those classes are beneficial. There are several factors to consider such as inshaAllah 1.we learn faster and faster when older (to certain extent)[e.g. learning curve], 2.we learn more specific things when older and having broad base understanding is useful in multidisciplinary research etc. (I'm aiming for PhD inshaAllah) etc. –  user926 Mar 10 '13 at 10:28
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