Fatwa: # 14939
Category: Financial Transactions
Country: South Africa
Date: 7th March 2007


If you suspect that your employer deals in stolen goods, is it permissable to work for him?



If you suspect that your employer deals in stolen goods, is it permissable to work for him?  It is only a suspicion and you have no proof.

In this case, are your earnings halaal?



In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

Allah Taala says, “Oh you who believe, stay away from excessive bad thoughts.”

Rasulullah (S.A.W.) said, “Guard yourselves from suspicion for verily suspicion is the worst lie.”

It is not permissible for one to have baseless suspicions on any Muslim.

It is permissible for you to continue the employment and the earnings will be halal.

And Allah knows best


Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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