Is my earning halāl if I’m a hypnotherapist?

Q: I am a practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, which I practise for the purposes of helping people overcome fears and/or phobias that were installed as a programme within people’s life experiences. Is my earning halal?


الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه االصدق والصواب


A: Hypnosis as described in the question is a value neutral tool that can be used both positively and negatively.  If the hypnosis does not involve any impermissible activity and is used to achieve a permissible end it is permissible, but if it includes impermissible elements or is used to achieve impermissible ends then it is impermissible.


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