Fatwa: # 16972
Category: Financial Transactions
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 25th July 2008

Title

Is it permissable to work for a financial organisation that deals with interest. Although i wouldn't be dealing with it directly but my employer will be.

Question

Is it permissable to work for a financial organisation that deals with interest.  Although i wouldn't be dealing with it directly but my employer will be.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

If the major part of financial organisation deals in Haram dealings, for example interest etc, it will not be permissible to work for such an organisation. However, if the major part of the organisation’s dealings is not Haram, then it will be permissible to work for such an organisation.

 

أهدى إلى رجل شيئا أو أضافه إن كان غالب ماله من الحلال فلا بأس إلا أن يعلم بأنه حرام فإن كان الغالب هو الحرام ينبغي أن لا يقبل الهدية ولا يأكل الطعام إلا أن يخبره بأنه حلال ورثته أو استقرضته من رجل كذا في الينابيع ولا يجوز قبول هدية أمراء الجور لأن الغالب في مالهم الحرمة إلا إذا علم أن أكثر ماله حلال بأن كان صاحب تجارة أو زرع فلا بأس به لأن أموال الناس لا تخلو عن قليل حرام فالمعتبر الغالب وكذا أكل طعامهم كذا في الاختيار شرح المختار

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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