8593: If he announces his Islam they will not give him a job; can he conceal his faith?


I embraced Islam about half a year ago. I'm very happy with all the changes in my life, that occured after having reverted, but I haven't been "registered" yet officially as a muslim. As I want to be a teacher on day, there is a big problem I face: Germany is not very tolerant towards muslim teachers, thus, it is very unlikely for me to get a job one day. I want to ask you now, if it is possible to hide my muslim faith, until I have my job? Can I practice it in private without telling it any governmental authorities?

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows:

 He does not have to tell them about his being Muslim, and there is nothing wrong with him concealing his religion if he is afraid for himself.

 And Allaah knows best.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen
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