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Software engineer for “Muslim” marriage apps

Fatwaa ID: 1266

Question:
Assalamualaykum, what is the ruling of working as a software engineer at Muslim marriage apps like Muzz and Salaam?

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

At the outset, the apps in reference are responsible for more sin than good. In most cases, they are simply dating apps or even worse. They have become access points for zinaa. We advise you to consider an alternative job wherein you will not be assisting in such sins. If there are legitimate Shari’ah compliant platforms, then you may work there as a software engineer. That will be permissible and the income therefrom will be halaal and wholesome.

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

11/19/1444 AH – 06/08/2023 CE | AMG3-3848

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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