Using artificial intelligence
Fatwa No: 211585

  • Fatwa Date:29-6-2013 - Sha'baan 21, 1434
  • Rating:


Salam Alaikom
Is learning and using artificial intelligence haram ? some part of it try to simulate how a human brain works like artificial neural networks to learn over time and became more efficient at a certain programmed task. May Allah reward you.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.


Amongst the important basic rules and principles of the Islamic religion is that all things are permissible except what involves an Islamic prohibition. Allaah The Almighty says (what means):

·  {It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth.} [Quran 2:29]

·  {And He has subjected to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth - all from Him. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.} [Quran 45:13]

Islam came to make humans happy and prescribed everything that benefits them. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with using such technologies that you have called artificial intelligence to make machines help in fulfilling some of the interests of people. Amongst them are the robot technologies; so it is permissible to manufacture them and use them in every Islamically lawful matter that benefits people.

Allaah Knows best.

Related Fatwa