The Ruling on Earning by Watching Advertisements
Fatwa No: 464236

  • Fatwa Date:26-9-2022 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 1, 1444
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Salam.Is it permissable to earn money by watching ads. There is an app which gives you points if you watch ads. Later on you can exchange the points for paypal gift cards etc. The ads have music in it. Is it permissable to earn money if i turn my device volume to zero and then watch the ads?Please don't refer me to other fatwas.Thank you


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The ruling on earning by watching advertisements differs depending on the on the different advertisements themselves, and as long as it promotes something permissible, there is nothing wrong with profiting from watching it. If the advertisement is for a permissible commodity but contains a religious impediment, and it can be avoided, such lowering the gaze to forbidden images or turning off the sound of music, then there is no objection to watching it as well as making money from it.

As for advertisements that promote something forbidden, such as wine, pork and usury, then it absolutely impermissible to profit from watching it.

Allah knows best.

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