Fatwa: # 35817
Category: Business Matters
Country: Bangladesh
Date: 20th January 2019


Can I develop a software for a ticket selling company?


Assalamu alaikum, I am working as a software developer in an outsourcing software company. We develop various types of software as per client's requirement. Recently we got a project from http://www.365tickets.co.uk/ . This company sells tickets for various sight seeing tours, heritage sites, theme parks, shows and events, etc. We need to redevelop their system of ticket selling. We are not promoting the ticket venues and we are also not responsible for their business. Is my job halal?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We commend you on your sensitivity to earn a halaal income.

Nabi (ﷺ) said:

طَلَبُ كَسْبِ الْحَلَالِ فَرِيضَةٌ بَعْدَ الْفَرِيضَةِ

Translation: Earning of Halal income is an obligation beyond other obligations.

(Shuabul Imaan/Sunan Al-kubra, Baihaqi)

In principle, if the software has a dual purpose and can be used for permissible activities, then it is permissible to develop the software and market such a software for its permissible use. 

Thereafter, if an individual or company uses the software for any impermissible activity, the responsibility of the same will be solely upon the user. [1]

Accordingly, if the software has a dual or multiple purpose, it will be permissible to design such software and your income will be halaal.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 391) 

(قوله وجاز تعمير كنيسة) قال في الخانية: ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (5/ 362)

ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها فلا بأس به؛ إذ ليس في نفس العمل معصية


کتاب النوازل جلد12  صفحة 290

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ویب سائٹ سے استفادہ کے لئے ایک ہزار روپیہ جمع کرنا ایک مستقل معاملہ ہے جو فی نفسہٖ درست ہے، اس کے بعد کمپنی سے اس ویب سائٹ پر متعین اشتہارات کا کلک کرنے پر ہر ہفتہ جو اجرت ملتی ہے، اگر شرط کے مطابق یہ معاملہ ناجائز باتوں سے متعلق ہو (جیسا کہ آج کل عام معمول ہے کہ اشتہارات میں عریاں تصاویر لگائی جاتی ہیں) تو گناہ پر تعاون کی وجہ سے یہ عمل جائز نہ ہوگا، ایسے معاملات سے مسلمانوں کو بچنا لازم ہے۔ اور اگر ایسے اشتہارات ہیں جن میں کوئی ناجائز بات شامل نہیں، تو حسبِ شرط اُن پر کلک کرنے پر متعینہ اُجرت لینا درست ہے۔

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