Asim al-Hakim, the Imam of the Jeddah Mosque in Saudi Arabia, has declared that earnings from Y.T are haram.
Questions on YouTube’s Earning
On Twitter, Abdul Maqtadir asked Asim al-Hakim whether earning money from Y.T is halal or haram. In response, the scholar Asim al-Hakim stated that it is haram.
It is haram https://t.co/S0lGLEZjYj
— Assim Alhakeem (@Assimalhakeem) July 12, 2023
In his response, Asim al-Hakim did not elaborate on the prohibited status of Y.T earnings. However, a statement he made four years ago on his Y.T channel is still available.
He mentioned in that statement that being a YouTuber has become a significant occupation for young people in today’s society.
Here’s what he had to say:
From an Islamic perspective, earning from platform is not inherently forbidden, but it depends on the content that the YouTuber uploads. If a Tuber uploads haram content (such as music, women, indecent conversations, obscenity, and immorality), then the income derived from it would be considered haram.
It should be noted that Asim al-Hakim leads Friday prayers at the Jeddah Mosque and has appeared as a host and guest on a number of television programs. He has also given lectures at universities throughout Asia and Europe.
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