Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah, President of the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and member of the Fiqh Council ofNorth America, states: “Law has many fields and aspects and the only one that determines whether it is permissible or not is whomever is practicing. For example, one can be a family lawyer, criminal lawyer, etc. only if one stands for the right and protect the rights of the oppressed. If a lawyer defends someone that they know to be criminal but, using the loopholes of the law, they can prove him innocent, then it is absolutely forbidden. So the specific rule is: if you stand by the wronged, and get back rights to people who were violated or prejudiced against, for example, then it is permissible; otherwise it is not.”