Hiring someone to go fishing

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Q: Some friends go fishing. They hire boys to assist them during the fishing process. These boys prepare the rod for them, they ensure there is enough fishing line on the rod, they put the bait on the rod etc. At times these boys take your rod and fish when you want a break.They then give the fish to you. Will this fall under the category of اجارة المباحات or not?


A: It is permissible to hire them for these services. However, you should not hire them for holding the rod and fishing for you.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.