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Is the money earned through freelancing halal when earned in ignorance ?

Q:

I saw a video saying that freelancing in which you make make assignments for other students is haram.
Is the money i earned from freelancing when i thought it was halal also haram? The money i have which earned from freelancing before seeing the video

A:

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Salaamun Alaikum,

If it was done in ignorance not knowing the rules and the students gave you the money with full willingness then it’s fine but should not continue.
Just repentance (Istighfaar) is enough and Allah is All-Forgiving, the All-Merciful.
May Allah (SWT) shower His infinite Mercy upon us and forgive us all.

Regards
Sheikh Nadir Jaffery.