Police profession in a non-Muslim country and the laws that cause possible conflictCategory: QuestionsPolice profession in a non-Muslim country and the laws that cause possible conflict
Ali asked 12 months ago

Salaamalaykum Warahmatullah,
I am a Muslim from the western world (USA). I had a few questions. As a Muslim and a police officer, what are the rules when it comes to protecting an innocent person from someone who is a possible threat? For instance, if there is an innocent person and they could be killed by an aggressor. Can I protect them even if it causes serious harm, even death to the aggressor? And at what stage can I make this call? Do I act to stop them once I fear they may harm them? Or can I only act once they are actively harming them (I.e. shooting at them, running at them with a weapon)? And if I stepped in to stop them and the aggressor dies in the process, will Allah SWT judge me based off my intentions? After all, no sane soul would want to kill someone intentionally. I could use some advice on these matters

Thank you

1 Answers
mehdi answered 12 months ago

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Based on your specific question and information provided.

We don’t comment on Organizations, or their policies and procedures.

As a general rule.

From the Jurisprudence Perspective: 

You reviewed and understood the policy and procedures and willfully agreed to them at the time of your employment contract with the organization. You should follow your contractual obligations.

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