Moral Directives for Income Sources

Sources of Income Permissible In Islam

As per Islamic teachings, other than the explicitly identified impermissible sources of income, every other source of income is permissible in which the benefits are enjoyed by all the concerning parties on just basis.

Allah in Holy Quran says:

“Do not devour one another’s property wrongfully, nor throw it before the judges in order to devour a portion of other’s property sinfully and knowingly.” (Al-Baqarah: 188)

“Do not devour another’s property wrongfully – unless it be by trade based on mutual consent.” (Al-Nisa: 29)

Sources of Income Prohibited In Islam

a)     Bribery (Al-Baqarah: 188).

b)    Usurping others’ property (Al-Baqarah: 188).

c)     Fraud (Al-Imran: 161).

d)    Stealing and robbery (Al-Maida: 38).

e)     Income from sources of vulgarity (Al-Noor: 19).

f)     Gambling (Al-Maida: 90).

g)    Wine and its business (Al-Maida: 90).

h)     Interest (Al-Baqarah: 275).


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