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Public relations business

Fatwaa ID: 1647

Question:
Assalam alay Kum Muftu Saab
I am wondering if you could help me with this question

JazakAllahu Khairan Alimah, the situation is I recently started a public relations business focusing on helping small businesses gain exposure on podcasts and other media outlets. Someone reached out to me today and is interested in my services, but I’m a bit reluctant to work with her because she focuses on Hinduism, karma, idol worship, etc. I feel like this would be a source of haram income and my good deeds would be voided if I was to follow through with working with her. Sorry for the long-winded question, I truly appreciate any insight you may have on the situation!

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

May Allaah Ta’aala bless you and your business. Your zeal to ensure Shari’ah compliance of your earnings is commendable.

You are permitted to provide your said services to companies whose activities are halaal and permissible. If a company’s activities and focuses are mainly haraam, like the one in question, then it will not be permissible for you to provide your services to them. You will be equally sinful for their work as you promoted them.

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

01/30/1445 AH – 08/17/2023 CE | AML1-8204

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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