My question is about the internet in making money

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Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Money Matters

Title

My question is about the internet in making money

Question

My question is about the internet in making money, i have joined a site that says it pays to click on advertisements, just say if i click on 1 it pays me 15 cents. there are also other websites that are doing the same. we can invest in it to buy referals for example ( $15 = 25 referals) meaning if i buyed that i would have 25 referals that are clicking on ads for me and theres a possibility everyone will click or not some will be inactive and active. there is no gurantee what i will get paid for. the website in refering to is www.bux.to , i was wondering if this gambling?, or is it okay to go ahead..?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

We have studied your query and the website you provided.  To our understanding, you will get paid for clicking web-advertisements and visiting their websites.  You also have an option of referring others to participate in which you will be charged for the referral.  If those you referred also visit those sites, you will get additional payment.

This will not be considered as gambling and will be permissible.  The risk of loss is not due to the fact that it resembles gambling, but it is an element which is part of every business venture.

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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