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  1. Yes, I explained it to them, but they said that it would never work out for me. They are afraid that if they do let me do a double major, I will pick film in the end. And I agree! I've yet to see a prominent Muslim in the U.S film/media industry!
  2. Yeah, I do not want to disappoint them by not doing what they want though.
  3. Alsalam Wa' Alaikum everyone, I am an 18 year old girl, and I will be starting college this fall In Sha Allah. However, I am having a huge conflict. I, personally, would like to pursue a degree in film. It is my passion and I absolutely love the idea of creating/ being a part of a movie's creation in the future. My parents, however, are completely against the idea of me pursuing film. They want me to do a major with a "stable" career path afterwards. I understand my parents concern and their fear that I will end up jobless in the future, so I tried to propose a compromise: I will do a double major, one in film and one in biomedical sciences. However, my parents still refuse to accept my compromise. They say that I won't be able to handle it, and that because I am a hijabi Iraqi, the film industry would never want me anyways. They say that a dream like that would never come true for me so I should not even try to pursue it. Despite everything my parents tell me, I still want to pursue a double major. I want to expand my skillset, so that after I graduate I will be able to choose in which I feel most comfortable in. I am not against doing science for the rest of my life, the only thing is that it's not where my passion lies. Anyways, the reason for this post is that I need advice from fellow Shias. Everyone tells me to do what I want anyways because it is my life, but I do not want to break my parents' trust. I don't want them to be angry with me. My mom already told me that she hates what I want to do, and it shattered my heart. I want them to be proud of me. My question is this - what should I do? Should I pursue film and science anyways? Or should I just listen to them and pursue only science? I heard it is haram to disobey your parents, and I don't want to do so. Should I do istikhara? Please help me.
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