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Earning money from a Haram source but using the money for a halal purpose.


I use to watch haram videos like porn and what happen when I click on the porn videos is that it’s makes money . What if I click on  porn website ,would it be a sin or is it based on intentions if I intend to use that money in halal way not haram way.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

I am sorry to hear that but glad that you are asking for assistance.

If clicking is for a haraam thing or promoting haraam then earning is not Halaal this way. But if clicking is for something which is not haraam according to Islam then it would be Halal to earn.
Watching, selling, clicking for promoting porn are all forms of haraam so whatever you earn will be haraam.

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ

Say to the believing men that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts; that is purer for them; surely Allah is Aware of what they do.(Surah Noor/30)

Pornography is highly addictive. Furthermore, it can cause serious problems in life. Some of the common damaging effects of pornography for users can include addiction, isolation, increased aggression, distorted beliefs and perceptions about relationships and sexuality, negative feelings about themselves, and neglecting other areas of their live. Therefore, refrain from watching and earning from porn as it is haraam and diverts one from Allah(swt) and therefore one gets deprived of His blessings and mercies

Pornography eventually leads one to masturbate which is Haraam and has its own physical and spiritual bad effects on the doer.

I would recommend you to read the consequences of pornography and also the Book “Greater sins”:

Greater sins volume 1:

Greater sins volume 2:

Greater sins volume 3:

May Allah(swt) grant you success.


Syed Haider