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.

Getting paid for watching adverts

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: One hour daily on your mobile phone or computer you could only see ads of different products and have to be numbering them. This will increase the rating of the products to which the numbering will increase the companies’ products of sales. Instead the company will give 1$ for 10 ads. Registration is free…. read more »

Talking to inanimate objects

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is asking or saying things to inanimate objects haram (or shirk)? For example, absentmindedly saying ‘work faster’ to your computer when it is slow or ‘please stop hurting’ to an injured limb? obviously, the person does not believe that these objects have any power whatsoever and that Allah is really the one in control…. read more »

Working for Visa, Master card and American Express

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it ok for a computer programmer to work for companies like Visa, Master card, American express as a subcontractor? These companies are working to make transactions only. A: If these companies are not based on interest then it is permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »


Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I am a hacker, but I do not want to use my skills for bad. May I use the remaining unused power of a person’s computer (without his permission) to help do some calculations and give half of any profits to charity? A: This is haraam. How can one steal with the intention of… read more »

Is it permissible to use autotune in songs?

Answered by Askimam.org

1. Autotune is a device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a piece of computer software that enables the correction of an out-of-tune vocal performance. Is it permissible to use autotune in songs which are permissible according to Islam and have no musical instruments. 2. Is it permissible to burn a person in a case… read more »

Are misdeeds which are committed by someone, also written by Allah? If yes, why is the human punishable for the same?

Answered by Askimam.org

Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabarakatuh Mufti Sahab. I’v come across one of my non-believer friends asking me in the past , “What’s my fault if I wasn’t blessed with Imaan?” Furthermore, its very unfortunate that some of our brothers and sisters (who don’t practise Islam religiously) say things like I was born to be Jahanami,… read more »