Intention regarding study

Q 1: Is it permissible to study Din (religion) in order to obtain a certificate?

A: It is permissible to do such studies in order to obtain a certificate. However, a person should earnestly seek to reform their intention so that his studies will only be for sake of Allah (Exalted be He) Alone and that obtaining the certificate will only be used in obeying Allah and His Messenger and serving the Muslims. (Part No. 12; Page No. 104) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.