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I would like to if writing a essay or assignment for a student (who is suppose to do this) for money in return is permissible business? You would see nowadays there are a lot of websites out on internet offering their help to students complete their work for them. Please let me know as i got no job at the moment and i need to earn money to pay off for my future university studies.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
There is no harm or restriction to earn money if one does some assignment for another who is prepared to pay for the same as long as it is within the framework of legality.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is only ones. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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