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Is YouTube earning halal?


Is it halal to earn money from YouTube and what if I post video of pubg or other games with violence is it halal to earn money from it


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

Uploading videos to youtube and earning money from advertising in itself is permissible. You should be able to filter out advertising that does not suit Muslims (such as for alcohol, porn, gambling etc).

Music in these games will depend on the music being played as to whether they are haram or not. Sayyid Sistani states that “If the music accompanying it is that which is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings, it is not permissible to listen to it.” See

Also please consider other issues when playing such games, such as the time you’re committing to them, the images you are seeing, and the morals that are being inoculated.

S.L. Al-Hakim