What do the Scholars of the mighty shari’ah say regarding this case; a person earns lawfully but commits sins during work. For example, staring at non-mahram women, backbiting, etc. Will his earning be considered unlawful?

Questioner: Abu Madani from Birmingham, England


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If a person earns money by lawful means and committing sins is not stipulated in the work, then the money he earns is absolutely lawful. It will be so even if he commits any sin during his work. The person must try to abstain from these sins, ask forgiveness from his Lord (Exalted is He!) for his sins, and repent with true repentance.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Hamza Hussain

Read the original Urdu answer here – [Q-ID0311] If I commit a sin during work, does my income become Haram?

Also see:

[Q-ID0247] Can a woman work in a place where non-Mahram men are present?

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