Becoming an internet service provider

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Q: My brother would like to start a business as an ISP (Internet service provider) He will be basically providing Internet to the users in his local area. Few people told us its haram because there will be some customers who may be surfing haram porn sites etc so you will get gunaah. Some people are telling us its halal because your intention is not bad. Can you throw some light on this topic? Is it haram or halaal?


A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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