Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 41109
Asked Country: Finland

Answered Date: Sep 28,2018

Title: What should I do in the case where my company gets a client who is a “guru”

Question

Assalam-o-alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I work as a Marketing Specialist in a Marketing company here in the USA.

I have a question. My company is seriously considering taking on a client who is a guru who sells his scientific and divine services. This feels morally and islamically wrong. What should I do? 

 

Wassalam,

M A Khan

Answer

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

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

The scientific and divine services of a guru are un-Islamic. It is not permissible for you to market the guru’s services. [1]  

Allah says:

وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا على الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ

“Do not help one another in sin and transgression.”

 

You should excuse yourself from marketing the services of the guru based on your religious beliefs.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


[1]  المبسوط للسرخسي - (5 / 177)

 وَالْإِعَانَةُ عَلَى الْمَعْصِيَةِ مَعْصِيَةٌ فَقَدْ سَمَّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمُعِينَ شَرِيكًا ، وَلِأَنَّ الْوَاجِبَ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَأْمُرَهُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُ عَنْ التَّعَرُّضِ لِلصَّيْدِ فَإِذَا اشْتَغَلَ بِالْإِعَانَةِ فَقَدْ أَتَى بِضِدِّ مَا هُوَ وَاجِبٌ عَلَيْهِ فَكَانَ عَاصِيًا فِيهِ

المحيط البرهاني للإمام برهان الدين ابن مازة - (8 / 84)

وفي «فتاوى أهل سمرقند»: إذا استأجر رجلاً ينحت له طنبوراً أو بربطا ففعل يطيب له الأجر إلا أنه يأثم في الإعانة على المعصية، وإنما وجب الأجر في هذه المسألة ولم يجب في نحت الصنم؛ لأن جهة المعصية ثمة مستغنية؛

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق - (16 / 420)

 لأن المعصية تقوم بعينه فيكون إعانة لهم ، وتسبيبا ، وقد نهينا عن التعاون على العدوان والمعصية ؛

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق - (16 / 422)

( قوله : أو بيع الغلام من لوطي ) قال الولوالجي في بيوع فتاواه رجل له عبد أمرد أراد أن يبيعه من فاسق يعلم أنه يعصي الله فيه غالبا يكره هذا البيع ؛ لأنه إعانة على المعصية .

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام - (3 / 441)

( كره بيع السلاح من أهل الفتنة ) لأنه إعانة على المعصية

Quran [5:2]

وَتَعَاوَنُوا على الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا على الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ

“Help one another in righteousness and piety but do not help one another in sin and transgression.”

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