Fatwa: # 36830
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: India
Date: 24th September 2016


Working for Google


As Salaam O Alaikum !

I am planning to join a google process job, and its related to working on maps. So we may have to highlight places like mosques, churches, malls and wine shops too.
So is it allowed to mark such places in such a process job. And if its not allowed, can I then join such a job or not. Or just let the team leader that I can't mark such places.
Please let me know as soon as possible.


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

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

It is permissible to work for Google on highlighting places, mosques, churches etc on the map.1

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) دار الفكر (6/ 391)

وليس من ضرورات الحمل وهو فعل فاعل مختار ، ومحمل الحديث الحمل لقصد المعصية حتى لو حملها ليريقها أو ليخللها جاز ، وعلى هذا الخلاف إذا آجر بيتا ليتخذه بيت نار أو بيعة أو كنيسة في السواد . لهما أنه أعانه على المعصية ، وله أن العقد ورد على منفعة البيت حتى وجبت الأجرة بالتسليم وليس بمعصية ، والمعصية فعل المستأجر وهو مختار في ذلك

الاختيار لتعليل المختار- ط. العلمية (4/ 173)

ہر ایسي ملازمت اور نوکري جس میں شریعت کے احکام کي خلاف ورزي نہ کرنا پڑتي ہو وہ جائز ہے پس اگر پولیس کي نوکري بھي ایسي ہو تو جائز ہوگي

محمود الفتاوی (469/5) مکتبہ محمودیۃ

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