Assalamu alaikum.

I do freelancing work and get clients from around the world. Couple of days ago, I got a contract from an Israeli Web development company and they want to make the relationship longer. I am totally in a fix to decide whether I should go with it or not.

Can any one please guide me?

  • No work isn't like this at all. Its just a product based site. – daniyalahmad Aug 8 '16 at 14:35

If there's one thing i avoid then giving advise. And I'm happy that this is hardly on topic here. So let me ask you: Is the job you are asked to do haram or related to haram things/deeds? Does your work help enemies of Islam to defeat Muslims or harm them? Is it any kind of propaganda against Islam or for any other belief?... If you answered any of these questions with yes than you should avoid it, if not then there's only a decision to make whether working with or for an Israeli company is considered as haram.

I think one can easily find evidences saying it isn't because of Verse of the Quran like 60:8!
However it would be better if you could do this job for Muslims or anybody who isn't considered as an enemy of Islam.

Here are evidences from the Prophet dealing with Jews:
From sahih al-Bukhari:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) rented the land of Khaibar to the Jews on the condition that they would work on it and cultivate it and take half of its yield.

From sahih Muslim:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) bought some grain from a Jew on credit and gave him a coat-of- mail of his as a pledge.

See also this fatwa in Arabic on the topic and this one about boycotting products of enemies. And this one in Arabic about working for Israelis as a translator.

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