Online surveys?

Q:

I’ve been doing online surveys online and I’ve been making some little money. The surveys require specific people. So in order to increase my chances of getting a survey I make up some information for example I might say I’m 30 when I’m not. What is the ruling on this?.

A:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving.

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon his Prophet Muhammad.

The lawfulness of the money earned through such surveys depends on two factors:

  1. The product for which the survey is conducted has to be permissible, from a Shari` perspective. Money gained through services related to products or commodities prohibited by the Shariah is prohibited as well. A clear Quranic injunction dictates, “You shall help one another to virtuousness, and to the fear of God. But you shall not help one another to sin and to aggression.” (Al-Ma’idah 5:2)
  2. The information provided in the survey has to be true and correct. Money earned through cheating is prohibited also. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “He who cheats us is not one of us.” (Muslim)

Almighty Allah knows best.

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