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Fatwa By : Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Language English
Reference By Islam Q&A
Addition Date 03/09/2013
Working In An Internet Cafe Where They Allow Movies And Music
I work in an internet café where it is not allowed to visit pornographic sites, but they allow regular music and movies. Is it haram to work there?.

Praise be to Allah.

Listening to songs and music and watching movies in which men and women mix and in which ‘awrahs are uncovered, and which are accompanied by music, are all haram things. It is not permissible for the owner of the café or those who work there to allow anyone to do these things or help him to do that. This has been discussed in the answer to question no. 47396.

Based on this, if you can prevent people watching movies or listening to music, there is nothing wrong with you working in that place, otherwise you should leave that job, seeking the pleasure of your Lord, and so as to avoid approving of evil and keeping quiet about it, which would incur the wrath and anger of Allah, may He be exalted, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawood (David) and ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allah and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds.

79. They used not to forbid one another from Al-Munkar (wrong, evildoing, sins, polytheism, disbelief) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do”  [Al-Ma’idah 5:78, 79]

We ask Allah to help us and guide us.

And Allah knows best.

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