PTC Websites

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

 

There are websites, which pay you to click a website – PTC (Paid to click). They ask you to become their member and they give you task to click 70 websites per day and at the end of the money or certain time period you get paid. 

Earning money such way is Haram or Halal?

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Pay per click (PPC) or Pay to click (PTC), also called cost per click, is an internet advertising model used to direct traffic to websites, in which advertisers pay the publisher (typically a website owner) when the advert is clicked. Advertisers are charged on the basis of either flat rates/bid based rates.

 

The issue of pay per click in Shariah falls under the concept of Ijarah (hiring) since the publisher/website owner receives a fee for a service provided. Therefore all the rules and laws of Ijarah will be applicable to such a transaction. According to Shariah, the Ujrah (fee) and the Manfa’ah (service benefit) must be specified and determined. For example, Zaid agrees to repair Bakr’s mobile phone according to fixed specifications in exchange of R 500.

 

There are various models and concepts of pay per click or per to click. The permissibility of Pay per click or pay to click is based on the actual model, payment plan and terms and conditions of the contract.

 

 With regards to your specific question of working for such an institution, we cannot issue a ruling until we receive specific information regarding the operations of the institution and the products offered to the Public.

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

 

Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa

 

Checked and Approved,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

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