Etiquette of Social Media - Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Is the Income Earned Through Media Activities Permissible?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

Is the income earned through media activities permissible?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

Working in a media related field is permissible as long as the actual work that one is performing is not interdicted.

For example, being a broadcast journalist is in general a permissible line of work. Similar is the case with being a public relations manager, an editor, a writer, or social media manager. However, these jobs can be impermissible if you are dealing directly with something that is sinful, such as being a social media manager for a pornographic company, or a writer of a gossip column.

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.