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Muslim Religious Scholars

Overview

Muslim religious scholars study the Quran and other holy texts, conduct research on the history of Islam, publish research papers and books, teach students about Islam, and study current issues in Islam (such as Islamic finance, public policy, and the religion’s relationship with the West). Some very experienced and learned scholars interpret Sharia (Islamic law) and issue fatwas, which are religious rulings on an aspect of Sharia.  

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Mufti or Head of Islamic School or Study Organization

Islamic Religious Scholar

Imam

Religious Student