Saturday, 19 January 2019

6 Reasons Every Muslim Should Learn Computer Programming

A lot of Muslims are active on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Google, Twitter, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and many more.

Most do not know how these social media applications or websites are created talkless of how they generate billions of dollars yearly.

It is clear that we are in the era of science and technology, Muslims should not be left out to participate in making the world a better place, through creating productive and extensive apps that will positively impact the lives of their fellow Muslims and non-Muslims.

What is Computer Programming or coding?

Computer Programming is a creative process of writing useful code for the computer to perform a meaningful, maintainable and extensive task.

These codes are written in a computer language that runs through a compiler that enables the computer to understand for easy interpretation to produce meaningful output.

There are various programming languages that are specialized in performing different tasks for a computer.

Below are some of the most common computer languages:

Why Muslims should learn programming or coding?

Today, almost everything is run by computer.

They are made possible by the use of computer programming to bring flexibility into our day to day activities.

Imagine our life without a computer; it will be hard to communicate, receive and send information all around the globe by pressing just a button.

Below are the key reasons why Muslims should learn computer programming or coding:

1. Dawah

Dawah means inviting or preaching of Islam. There are various medium Muslim could use to spread the teaching of Islam through computer programming – particularly the social media platforms (such as facebook, twitter, Instagram).

Spreading the teaching of Islam is quite easy and effective on social media just by creating engaging contents (posts or videos) online that reaches people from different demographics.  These contents may be videos of notable scholar, Quranic verses, and sayings of The Prophet.

You can make a mobile (Android) application, websites, and desktop programs. That will serve mainly for dawah (just like Muslim Pro, Muslim Central, Hadith app, zakat calculator, iQuran, e.t.c), where Muslims from diverse origin come together to seek for guidance and help themselves grow intact in faith and righteousness.

Let there arise among you a group inviting to all that is good, enjoining righteousness and forbidding evil. Those are the successful ones. – (Quran 3 verse 110)

According to the above verse, it means you are creating a cycle of bringing Muslims together to learn about Islam, and doing this will earn you immense and uncountable rewards in this life and the hereafter (day of resurrection).

2. Work From Anywhere

The interesting part of being a programmer is that you can work from anywhere (be it at home, coffee bar, restaurant, on the beach, and so on) or as a freelance by having just your laptop and internet connection - because almost everything you will need is computer base.

It gives you the chance to create your zone and make you feel independent to do whatever you wish at your own convenient time.

You will enjoy the free will to go to the masjid (mosque) to offer salaah at the prescribed time without any boss intimidating or questioning your religious belief.

3. High Job Opportunity

The need to fill the role of a computer programmer in organizations is increasing in developed, developing and underdeveloped countries.

Their skills are needed in almost every sector, from financing, architecture, construction, manufacturing, health, e.t.c.

To be a certified computer programmer you must have a BSc degree in computer science or any science related course such as Mathematics.

Though, possessing adequate experience in computer programming without a science degree or no degree can still land you a well-paid job base on your deep knowledge in the field.

4. Buoyant Salary Structure

According to below is the annual salaries earn by computer programmers/software engineer/ developer by nationality:
  • U.S. $80,825 
  • Saudi Arabia – $25,585.92
  • Indonesia – Rp 68,400,000 
  • Turkey - $72,921
  • Malaysia - $8,567.50 
  • India – $6,310.59  
  • Nigeria - $5,050 

5. Make You A Billionaire

Do not be fooled by the “B” word. Not all programmers are billionaires.

Acquiring the rightful knowledge (needed) in computer programming can make you a billionaire by implementing this knowledge into solving real human problems and ease communication, data flow, information and time efficiency.

There are a lot of people who have become billionaires in the field of computer programming. To mention a few, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook is worth $80b, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft is worth $90b.

This is achievable in your case too if you put hard work and full dedication in presenting humanity with productive innovation that will shape their life positively.

6. Improves The Way You Think

The fundamental of programming or coding is the ability to solve problems. Finding solutions to these problems requires logical and in-depth thinking.

Engaging practically with coding will gradually boost your brain and maximize your mental muscle to formulate patterns to get a difficult task solved.

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

What are careers in learning computer programming?
  • Web developer (designer)
  • System Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • Computer Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker and so on.

Are you interested in learning how to code?
Below are paid and free online tutoring websites that teach computer programming, kindly follow the links to know more:

Are you planning on learning computer programming yourself?

Below are links to download free eBooks (pdf) material needed to get you started:


This article gives you insight into the introduction of computer programming. Check the Science & Tech page often for more updates pertaining to this topic.

  1. Please i need the ebook for computer programming

    1. There are two links above the Conclusion. Click any of those links to access the eBook available on PDF format.


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