Assalam o alaikum
I am working with a software development company on part time basis apart from having a full time well-off job. The company, where I am working part time, develops, customizes, enhances a software product which is specific to fashion industry. The software is actually used by fashion retailers in United State and is basically a virtual (3D) fitting or dressing room. Please visit following to learn about virtual fitting room;
I am working as a Software Technical Writer in their back office with following job responsibilities for your understanding.
I am wondering if it is permissible for me in Shariah to work as a Technical Writer with above job responsibilities in a company, with above portfolio, that develops software for virtual dressing rooms. Please advise whether or not income from the job will be halal.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
In principle your role as a software technical writer is Shariah Compliant if it does not necessitate you looking at images of the opposite gender. If you are required to do so, then you should look for alternate employment.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Husain Kadodia.
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