Fatwa: # 43017
Category: Business Matters
Country:
Date: 3rd September 2019

Title

Is logo design and earning from it Halal or Haraam?

Question

I am a freelancer. Is logo design halal? Is earning from logo desining is halal or haram? 

Answer

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

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

In principle, logo design is permissible as it aids in the identification of things. It is a design or symbol displayed on a company's products, vehicles, signs, etc. that expresses the company's character and purpose and makes it easy for customers to recognize and remember the company. [1]

The freelancing logo designing job will be permissible as long as one does not design anything that is against Shariah, for example, having pictures of animate objects or anything sinful or immoral.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Mohamed Ebrahim bin Ismail Abdullah 

Student - Darul Iftaa 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by, 

Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 

 

27-12-1440| 29-08-2019 


[1] https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/logo

 

المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (7/ 482)

ولو استأجر الذمي مسلماً ليبني له بيعة أو كنيسة جاز، ويطيب له الأجر

 

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

قَالَ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ: وَلَوْ آجَرَ نَفْسَهُ لِيَعْمَلَ فِي الْكَنِيسَةِ وَيُعَمِّرَهَا لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ لِأَنَّهُ لَا مَعْصِيَةَ فِي عَيْنِ الْعَمَل

 

حاشية ابن عابدين (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…..

قَالَ الزَّيْلَعِيُّ: وَهَذَا عِنْدَهُ وَقَالَا هُوَ مَكْرُوهٌ لِأَنَّهُ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «لَعَنَ فِي الْخَمْرِ عَشَرَةً وَعَدَّ مِنْهَا حَامِلَهَا» وَلَهُ أَنَّ الْإِجَارَةَ عَلَى الْحَمْلِ وَهُوَ لَيْسَ بِمَعْصِيَةٍ، وَلَا سَبَبَ لَهَا وَإِنَّمَا تَحْصُلُ الْمَعْصِيَةُ بِفِعْلِ فَاعِلٍ مُخْتَارٍ، وَلَيْسَ الشُّرْبُ مِنْ ضَرُورَاتِ الْحَمْلِ، لِأَنَّ حَمْلَهَا قَدْ يَكُونُ لِلْإِرَاقَةِ أَوْ لِلتَّخْلِيلِ، فَصَارَ كَمَا إذَا اسْتَأْجَرَهُ لِعَصْرِ الْعِنَبِ أَوْ قَطْعِهِ وَالْحَدِيثُ مَحْمُولٌ عَلَى الْحَمْلِ الْمَقْرُونِ بِقَصْدِ الْمَعْصِيَةِ اهـ زَادَ فِي النِّهَايَةِ وَهَذَا قِيَاسٌ وَقَوْلُهُمَا اسْتِحْسَانٌ، ثُمَّ قَالَ الزَّيْلَعِيُّ: وَعَلَى هَذَا الْخِلَافِ لَوْ آجَرَهُ دَابَّةً لِيَنْقُلَ عَلَيْهَا الْخَمْرَ أَوْ آجَرَهُ نَفْسَهُ لِيَرْعَى لَهُ الْخَنَازِيرَ يَطِيبُ لَهُ الْأَجْرُ عِنْدَهُ وَعِنْدَهُمَا يُكْرَهُ..

 

الاختيار لتعليل المختار (4/ 162)

قَالَ: (وَلَا بَأْسَ بِبَيْعِ الْعَصِيرِ مِمَّنْ يَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ يَتَّخِذُهُ خَمْرًا) لِأَنَّ الْمَعْصِيَةَ لَا تَقُومُ بِعَيْنِهِ بَلْ بَعْدَ تَغَيُّرِهِ. قَالَ: (وَمِنْ حَمَلَ خَمْرًا لِذِمِّيٍّ طَابَ لَهُ الْأَجْرُ) وَقَالَا: يُكْرَهُ لِأَنَّهُ أَعَانَهُ عَلَى الْمَعْصِيَةِ. وَفِي الْحَدِيثِ: «لَعَنَ اللَّهُ فِي الْخَمْرِ عَشْرًا " وَعَدَّ مِنْهُمْ " حَامِلَهَا» وَلَهُ أَنَّ الْمَعْصِيَةَ شُرْبُهَا، وَلَيْسَ مِنْ ضَرُورَاتِ الْحَمْلِ وَهُوَ فِعْلُ فَاعِلٍ مُخْتَارٍ، وَمَحْمَلُ الْحَدِيثِ الْحَمْلُ لِقَصْدِ الْمَعْصِيَةِ حَتَّى لَوْ حَمَلَهَا يُرِيقُهَا أَوْ لِيُخَلِّلُهَا جَازَ، وَعَلَى هَذَا الْخِلَافِ إِذَا آجَرَ بَيْتًا لِيَتَّخِذَهُ بَيْتَ نَارٍ أَوْ بَيْعَةً أَوْ كَنِيسَةً فِي السَّوَادِ. لَهُمَا أَنَّهُ أَعَانَهُ عَلَى الْمَعْصِيَةِ، وَلَهُ أَنَّ الْعَقْدَ وَرَدَ عَلَى مَنْفَعَةِ الْبَيْتِ حَتَّى وَجَبَتِ الْأُجْرَةُ بِالتَّسْلِيمِ وَلَيْسَ بِمَعْصِيَةٍ، وَالْمَعْصِيَةُ فِعْلُ الْمُسْتَأْجِرِ وَهُوَ مُخْتَارٌ فِي ذَلِكَ.

 

 

 

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