My question is: is the salary that he gets from this job halaal or haraam? Should I marry him? Because frankly I would like him as a husband because of the ties between us; from the time I was very young I liked him. Or would I be sinning by marrying him and would I be disobeying my Lord? Were it not for fear of Allaah, I would not bother to ask; and your answer will help me to make my final decision.
Praise be to Allaah.
You have done well to ask about matters of your religion and
to pay attention to making sure that the source of your provision is halaal
and to seek to marry a righteous man. We ask Allaah to make that easy for
Working in the production of programs and contests on
television in the manner that you describe, which includes mixing between
the sexes, songs and music, is work that includes both halaal and haraam,
good and evil, because it is proven that mixing, musical instruments and
showing images of women are haraam. Whatever is haraam, it is not
permissible to produce it or to help in that, because Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning):
“Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue,
righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and
transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”
“Verily, those who like that (the crime of) illegal sexual
intercourse should be propagated among those who believe, they will have a
painful torment in this world and in the Hereafter. And Allaah knows and you
and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him)
said: “Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that
of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in the
slightest, and whoever calls people to misguidance will have a burden of sin
like that of those who follow him, without that detracting from their burden
in the slightest.” Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh (4831).
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The part of his salary that results from the haraam part of
his work is haraam.
With regard to contests, some of them are permissible and
some are haraam. Contests in which the participant pays money, even if it is
the cost of a phone call, are haraam and are a type of gambling.
Moreover, it is no secret that working in this environment is
not free of other evils, because of mixing and because usually people who
work there are included to evil and are lacking in religious commitment.
Hence you should advise this young man. If he repents to
Allaah and gives up this work, and finds a permissible job, there is no
reason why you should not marry him. But if he continues in this job, there
is nothing good for you in him because his wealth is mixed and contains both
halaal and haraam, and there is no guarantee that he will not weaken and
change because of the environment in which he works.
We ask Allaah to bless you with a righteous husband and
And Allaah knows best.