Fatwa: # 41533
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 30th January 2019


Do I have to make a payment for a haram service?



 Dear Mufti Saheb,

My question is regards to payment.

A while ago i was caught up in the wrong friend circle and wad engaged in alot of vices. However i am trying to change my life. My question is, i once promised to make a payment for a haraam service, but i did not make the payment. Do i still have to make the payment even though the person was providing a haraam service ? Further, i am now afraid to make the payment as i fear that if i go to make the payment i will fall into the temptation of sin. Please advice.



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

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

It is pleasing to note that you are trying to change your life. You should consolidate your intention through the obedience of Allah Ta’ala. We do not know what you mean by haram. Nevertheless, if the services were indeed haram, then you do not have to pay for such services. Shari'ah does not recognise haram services.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mizanur Rahman

Student, Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] الهداية شرح بداية المبتدي مع شرح العلامة عبد الحيّ اللكنوي، برهان الدين أبو الحسن علي بن أبي بكر المرغيناني (المتوفى:593هـ)، ادارة القرآن والعلوم الاسلامية، كراتشي، باكستان

(قال: ولا يجوز الإستئجار على الغناء والنوح، وكذا سائر الملاهي) لأنه استئجار على المعصية والمعصية لا تستحق بالعقد

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