Fatwa: # 43663
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
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Date: 13th January 2020

Title

Google Adsense - What can i do?

Question

Assalamu alaikum,

Sir, i have a educational website thats name www.nuacbd.com.bd. i earn from this website using google adsense link ads. link ads are some words such as nu admission, mba result, ssc routine etc. when some one click on this, then go to google ads those ads are link ads.

when show this kind of ads. some times this link ads are haram link website thats are not allow islamic saria. i cannot cotroll this links ads.

Now what can i do. please give me details

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Brother in Islam,

Adsense is a platform offered by Google. A website makes space available for Google to post ads. Google then pays the website for the clicks the ad receives. The website owner acts as a broker. Essentially, the primary purpose behind an ad is to seek active engagement. This engagement is only achieved through clicking on the ad. Clicking on the ad is only possible after the website owner has put considerable amount of time and money in web design and hosting fees. Therefore, the website owner through his work on the website becomes the means for the fulfilment of the purpose of the ad. Furthermore, it is a common practice to earn fees though advertisement. Hence, the website owner will be entitled to fees for solicitating the advertisement.[i]

Accordingly, it will be permissible for one to make money through Adsense. However, you are responsible to make sure the ads that appear on your website to do not contain anything that contravenes the laws of Shariah. If your website advertises anything that is impermissible, you would become a means of committing sin which is prohibited. Consider the following verse:

ولا تعاونوا على الإثم والعدوان (سورة المائدة:2) 

Translation: And do not help each other in sin and aggression. (Al-Maidah: 2)

Google allows one to filter and choose what ads are shown on your website.[ii] Therefore, we advise that you should ensure your ads are filtered to only show that which is permissble.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Mirza-Zain Ibn Ameer Baig

Student - Darul Iftaa

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

22-04-1441| 18-12-2019

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[i]

رد المحتار على در المختار: ايج ايم سعيد: 6:42 

(و في الأشباه: استعان برجل في السوق ليبيع متاعه فطلب منه اجرا فالعبرة لعادتهم) قال ابن عابدين: أي لعادة أهل السوق, فإن كانت يعملون بأجر يجب اجر المثل

 

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر: دار إحياء التراث العربي:2:332

(والسمسار) بالكسر: المتوسط بين البائع والمشتري يبيع ويشتري للناس بأجر من غير أن يستأجر (يجبران عليه) أي على الاقتضاء لوجود سبب الإجبار، وهو العمل بأجرة عادة فجعل ذلك بمنزلة الإجارة الصحيحة بحكم العادة فيجب عليهما التقاضي والاستيفاء

 

كتاب النوازل: مكتبة جاويد:12:394

 

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