As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu, right now I work for a company as a software engineer that has assigned me to develop features for a wealth tracking application known as Exirio, for more information you can have a look at ‘https://app.exirio.com’, this app basically allows you to track your wealth, you can track whatever you want like stocks, crypto, bank accounts and or other assets like real estate, vehicles etc, these stocks/cryptos/accounts may or may not really be in your possession but you can create a position in the app where for example you might for example have bought 10 stocks of TSLA in the app even in though reality you don’t have them. I wanted to know if it is Halal to do such work.
If you are being paid solely to develop features on the app then this task will be permissible and you will be permitted to receive payment for your work as the app also has a lawful usage. It is then up to the users of the app as to how they wish to use the app. If they use it in some unlawful way the sin will be on them.
الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 391)
و) جاز تعمير كنيسة و (حمل خمر ذمي) بنفسه أو دابته (بأجر
قوله وجاز تعمير كنيسة) قال في الخانية: ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل
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Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel