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Assalamualaikum Brother Alhumdulillah you are doing a great job, May Allah bless you with all HIS bounties and Ikhlaas. I want to start a new business in the form of launching an advertising magazine. Its called Direct Mail advertising where you get adds from different companies, print them and deliver them directly to homes. In Tableegh we are taught that whatever you do, you might as well Ulemas opinion first. This magazine would most certainly involve printing pictures, because I am not the one making the add and I am just printing it, would that be wrong? Should I make it a rule that only adds without pictures will be printed? Secondly, I have heard in various Bayans that Beauty Salon culture is wrong, these magazines are actually run by various adds from different beauty salons offering makeup and haircuts, what should I do, completely not take any adds from Beauty salons? What about Fashion Designers making absolutely ridiculous clothes for women, would printing adds from fashion designers be wrong as well? A friend suggested that since people can wear Abayas and wudnt matter what they are wearing underneath therefore it would be okay to print adds for different Fashion Designers, what do you suggest? And then schools offering education, like Montessoris, where they don?t teach according to the Islamic Principles, do I take their adds? The thing is that it?s a pretty new idea in the town where I want to do this and I know it will work out inshallah, I just want to do it the way a Muslim would do his business. Assalamualaikum.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
Assalamualaikum Brother Alhumdulillah you are doing a great job, May Allah bless you with all HIS bounties and Ikhlaas. I want to start a new business in the form of launching an advertising magazine. Its called Direct Mail advertising where you get adds from different companies, print them and deliver them directly to homes. In Tableegh we are taught that whatever you do, you might as well Ulemas opinion first. This magazine would most certainly involve printing pictures, because I am not the one making the add and I am just printing it, would that be wrong? Should I make it a rule that only adds without pictures will be printed? Secondly, I have heard in various Bayans that Beauty Salon culture is wrong, these magazines are actually run by various adds from different beauty salons offering makeup and haircuts, what should I do, completely not take any adds from Beauty salons? What about Fashion Designers making absolutely ridiculous clothes for women, would printing adds from fashion designers be wrong as well? A friend suggested that since people can wear Abayas and wudnt matter what they are wearing underneath therefore it would be okay to print adds for different Fashion Designers, what do you suggest? And then schools offering education, like Montessoris, where they don’t teach according to the Islamic Principles, do I take their adds? The thing is that it’s a pretty new idea in the town where I want to do this and I know it will work out inshallah, I just want to do it the way a Muslim would do his business. Assalamualaikum.

Answer

(Fatwa: 18/18=D/1429)

 

You should make a rule that you shall accept only advertisements containing no picture. You should take no advertisement from beauty salon. Also, do not accept the advertisements of obscene clothing of women and those having no purdah. Your friend is wrong who says it is ok since they are covered by upper garments.

If the fashion designers are spreading anti-Islamic things, you should not take their advertisements.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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