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Digital marketer

Fatwaa ID: 2334

Question:
As a digital marketer, my primary responsibility is to promote the brand I work for and attract users to their website with the aim of converting them into customers. For instance, if I’m working for an ecommerce website, my goal would be to drive traffic to the site and encourage users to make purchases.

Now, I have the opportunity to work with a company that offers tattoo generation ideas. The website allows users to explore tattoo designs and potentially get them inked if they find something they like. However, considering that tattooing is prohibited in Islam, I am unsure if it would be permissible for me to work for such a brand.

I seek clarification on whether my involvement in promoting a service that may conflict with Islamic principles aligns with my religious beliefs. Your insights on this matter would greatly assist me in making an informed decision. Jazak Allah for your assistance.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details of your query. We commend you for your consciousness in this regard. May Allaah Ta’aala bless you and place khayr and barakah in your wealth.

It will not be permissible for you to work with or for a company that promotes haraam. Tattooing has been expressly prohibited by Nabi ﷺ. The curse of Allaah Ta’aala is upon the tattoo artist as well as the one who gets tattooed. If someone promotes such evil or becomes a means for it, then he too will be deserving of that curse. Accordingly, it will not be permissible for you to work as digital marketer for the said company.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

11/03/1445 AH – 05/11/2024 CE | 1054

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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