Salaam. Oh virtuous Shaykh. Is it halal in Islam to work as a private investigator. The work may include investigating infidelity cases, fraud, surveillance, gathering information, interviews, missing people, background checks.
Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
If your work is genuine and does not involve breaking any ethical guidelines or laws, then it should be fine. These are all essential steps to protect society against crimes and offenses. One of the fundamental objectives of the Shari’a is human welfare, including the protection of rights and ensuring security and justice and peace.
Therefore, if you intend to contribute to the security and safety of the community, and you are committed to abiding strictly by the ethical standards of Islam, then it is okay.
Allah Almighty knows best.
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