An enquiry from a Muslim working in a national sports federation, wherein they generate revenues from various sponsors, of which one of the sponsors’ only area of business is running a lottery outlet (in other words gambling), if such a salary is halal or not?
Dr. Monzer Kahf , Scholar in Islamic Economics and Financial Expert, he said,
What he earns is a contractual salary for the work, and the work in a company whose main line of business is permissible and the Muslim’s aspect of the job is permissible. These three points make the income halal. If the company encourages the gambling business, the sin of this act is on the person who does it. The employee has no relation to that, even though the company receives money from that gambling business.