Is There Any Way That Allah Will Accept the Supplication of a Person Who Earns Unlawfully?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad 


Is There Any Way That Allah Will Accept the Supplication of a Person Who Earns Unlawfully?


Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for your God-fearingness, and may He facilitate that you change your condition.

Unlawful income

Please see this link about supplication not being answered when one has an unlawful income. I personally was not able to find any exception to this:


My advice to you is that instead of trying to figure out a roundabout way to have your Creator and Sustainer answer your supplications, you should stay within His decreed limits and ask for His forgiveness. The best way to ask Allah to give you things in this world is to give Him what he commands first.

Allah will certainly never burden you will something that you can’t bear, as He as told us, “If you disbelieve, then ˹know that˺ Allah is truly not in need of you, nor does He approve of disbelief from His servants. But if you become grateful ˹through faith˺, He will appreciate that from you. No soul burdened with sin will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you of what you used to do. He certainly knows best what is ˹hidden˺ in the heart.

Please see these links as well:

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next and answer all of your supplications.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.