Income of a person who writes novels

Q: My son is a free Lance writer.He has an account on "up work". Clients contact him and give him a plot of novel or short story.He writes the novel or story for them.Then they publish it with their own name. These novels are usually based on fantasy and horror. I am not happy with this,but my son has bipolar disorder.He feels good and normal while writing. I want to ask you if I can use the money earned by him (by writing novels). Can I pay my electricity bill with this money. Sometimes he brings eatables for his younger brother or sisters, should I allow them to eat it.

A: You should rather ask your son to do some other type of a job that is correct and permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)