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Working at a TV Channel as an IT Officer

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I am working in a TV channel as an IT officer., and i want to ask you that unfortunately where i work., alot of unethical and unislamic programs airs…Though my salary depends on the revenue generated from TV commercials which airs during programs..but still it creates a lot of doubt about my salary earned being “Halal” or “Haraam” .. Kindly put a glance at this issue..

Answer

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 programs being aired. 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.

An I.T. technical support officer’s duties will vary depending on the size of the organization and the complexity of its network. However, usually you will be working directly with the I.T. equipment and performing hands-on technical maintenance tasks on the organisation’s servers, telephone cables, desktops, operating systems and software applications. (Excerpt from: http://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/job-profile/it-technical-support-officer)

استفدت من رسالة مفتي ابرار مرزا في تلخيص رسالة جواهر الفقه 

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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