Working as a civil engineer

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I want to inquire that if I work at Qatar media Corporation, and pay my services as a civil engineer which would includes construction of their projects sucg as Olympic stadiums, then is it permissible for me to work. An early reply would be highly appreciated.


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

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

Your employment by Qatar Media Corporation as an engineer to construct an Olympic stadium is permissible. Your income will be halal. The sin of the incorrect use of the stadium will rest upon the people committing the sins or arranging sinful programs.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Haris Siddiqui

Student Darul Iftaa
Melbourne, Australia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]  قال الحصكفي: (و) جاز تعمير كنيسة

و قال ابن عابدين: (قوله وجاز تعمير كنيسة) قال في الخانية: ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل

(رد المحتار على الدر المختار ٦٣٩١ – سعيد)

ولو استأجر الذمي مسلما ليبني له بيعة أو كنيسة جاز ويطيب له الأجر .كذا في المحيط .

(الفتاوى الهندية ٤٤٥٠ – مكتبة رشيدية)

ولو أن مسلما آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة و يعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل

(فتاوى قاضي خان ٣٣٣٠ – دار الكتب العلمية)

و لو استأجر الذمي له بيعة أو كنيسة جاز، و يطيب له الأجر.

(المحيط البرهاني ١١٣٤٦ – إدارة القرآن و العلوم الإسلامية)

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