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Please let me know if working as database and application administrator for  (business application finance,projects) in sports channel company (www.beinsports.com) is permissible.

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

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

 For purpose of clarity, please explain how you are related to the sports channel company. What role does your position play and how integral is it?

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmad Jafari

Student Darul Iftaa
Atlanta, GA, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

“Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data. The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.”

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_administrator)

“Application Administrators aren’t developers and they’re not users, but they are critical to keeping the applications your organization relies on running. They install, update, tune, diagnose, and babysit both internal and third-party applications.

The applications they support can include ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), POS (Point of Sale), BPM (Business Process Management), budgeting and forecasting, HR (Human Resources), legal matter management, AP (Accounts Payable)/ AR (Accounts Receivable), payroll, general ledger, SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance tracking, training, time tracking, supply chain, database engines, and messaging, i.e., e-mail.

While software can be readily licensed from a vendor, it still requires a significant amount of effort on the part of the acquiring organization. Someone has to prepare the servers that it will run on.

Then someone has to install it, configure it, load data into it, tune it, upgrade it, and generally keep the package up and running.

If errors occur, someone has to report them to the vendor and work with vendor technicians to correct the problems. These are all tasks that an Application Administrator handles.”

(http://www.techradar.com/news/software/what-does-an-application-administrator-do–1219241)

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سبب قریب محرک للمعصیت- those actions that are directly related to the sin and are a means for the sin to some into existence in such a way that if the actions did not take place the sin would not have been committed. For example, using abusive language in regards to the idols that the disbelievers worship will result in the disbelievers reviling Allah Ta’ala.

سبب قریب غیر محرک للمعصیت بل موصل الی المعصیت- those actions that are directly related to the sin, but are not a means for the sin to come into existence. For example, one sells grape juice to a person who will make wine out of it, but the person selling the grape juice does not make intention of wine being made out of it. (If intention of sin is there, it will be makrooh tahrimi).

سبب بعید- those actions that are not related to the sin, but become a means for the sin to be committed at a later stage. For example, a person sells grapes to another person who will later make it into grape juice to make it wine from it. Such actions are permissible.

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