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Designing a Website That Will Be Selling Cannabis Related Items

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Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji


I am a freelance web designer and developer. Someone referred me to a client. He’s looking for two websites including logo designing, business cards, and everything but one business is of recruitment and the 2nd is of Cannabis. Could you please let me know what I should do in this case? Since he wanted both of these projects to be done by one person.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Since you are not directly involved in selling the cannabis and there is no sin involved in the work itself it will be permissible. 1

This ruling is extracted from the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa with regards to the permissibility of building a bar, he states “There is nothing impermissible in the work itself, thus it is permissible”.2

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Ad-Durr Al-Mukhtar, Volume 6, Page 391, Darul Fikr Beirut

2 Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya , Volume 5 , Page 601, Zam Zam Publishers

This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.