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Promoting a company that engages primarily in unlawful business.

Published: 24/08/2011 12:00:00 PM GMT
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I work for a radio station that broadcasts music and programs about film personalities and singers. However, I work in the Information Technology department. We have nothing to do with the music directly, but we are promoting the radio station through the Internet. Is my income lawful?

Answered by

Sheikh Khâlid al-Qâsim

We admire your concern for your religion. While it is true that you are not directly involved in the actual music broadcasts, which would undoubtedly be unlawful, you are promoting the acts of this radio station and its unlawful business.

Allah says: “Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour”.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever calls to misguidance will receive the same sins as those who follow him”.

Therefore, by working for the radio station in this capacity, you earn the same sin as the people who come to know about the station through your promotion of it.

I advise you to leave this job, as your work is unlawful and the money you earn is also unlawful. And

Allah knows best. I pray to Allah to grant you a better source of income.

Source: Islam Today




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