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Is earning through the Internet Halaal?

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Is earning money from the internet (like i am at www.cool2ndincome.co.uk ) a halaal way of doing things? or would the money earned be unlawful to use for things like charity and giving to the mosque etc.? 

 

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Is earning through the Internet Halaal?


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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

It does not matter what or where one earns his income, provided the work or service he offers is in its foundation and essence halaal for the believers. There is absolutely no harm earning ones income from the internet, provided that the service or goods you offer on your web-site is halaal in its foundation.

 

For example, if you are selling books, or clothes, or electronics, etc. through the internet, there is absolutely no harm; as the selling of these products are halaal in its foundation.

 

But if one is providing sexual content, or interest based banking services, or wine, etc. through the internet, then that income will definitely be haraam for the believers; as these products or services are in its foundation forbidden to the believers.

 

Thus, the thing that will determine whether the income is halaal or haraam, is what kind of products or services one offers through the internet; not the internet itself.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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