Building an "events planning" website

Q: We are planning to build a website through which people can plan events like weddings, parties, programs, etc. Since this website is for both Muslims and non-Muslims, we also need to include services such as dance groups, DJ’s, photography for weddings, etc. booking services on this website. We don’t have any direct involvement in those activities as we only act as a mediator. The customer who visits this website can book any of the advertised services as they wish. We charge the clients advertising on this website a commission per booking. Some other services that will be advertised are catering, hall booking, mehndi designers, boutique designers, wedding cards developers, travelling services, light and sound services, stage decorators, etc. Is it permissible for us to include the haraam services (e.g. photography, dance groups, etc.) on our site?

A: It is not permissible for you to include any haraam service (e.g. photography, dance groups, etc.) on your website as you will be promoting haraam.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)