Can I Make An App Where People Can Publish Their Stories?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Many people write stories on Facebook, especially romantic ones, so I was thinking of making a mobile platform where they can publish their stories and others can read them. I will also find a way for writers to benefit by publishing stories in the app. Now, will I be sinful for making such an app?


I pray you are well.

It is permissible for you to make such a platform for them to publish their stories. You should encourage them to publish wholesome, moral, and clean content. Any income you earn through the app will be permissible, as they would essentially be renting the online ‘space’ for their content. (Maydani, al-Lubab)

May Allah allow you to be a means for much good and benefit to spread to His servants.

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital, and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.