Fatwa: # 39501
Category: Business Matters
Country: United States
Date: 25th September 2018


Working at a Tax Department


Asalamu Alaikum Recently I have been offered a job to work at the Tax Department of my country. My job tasks would involve emailing and sending reminders to businesses or individuals who have not made their tax payments. My other tasks also includes other general administrative work. I have read that working in the tax industry is haram. However, I have also read that tax can be halal in some cases. In my country, taxes are used for social development, infrastructural work, military and public servant wages. However, my country's treasury is not empty and is kept in case of need in emergency situations or disasters. My question is, is it permissible for me to take up this job. Thank you.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to work for a tax department as an administrator and send emails and reminders.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa
Houston, TX, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (4/ 476) [1]

ولأن تخلل فعل فاعل مختار يقطع النسبة كما في الحافر مع الملقي 


مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 743)

ومن أخذ غريما له فنزعه إنسان من يده فلا ضمان على النازع) إذا هرب الغريم؛ لأن النزع تسبيب، وقد دخل بينه وبين ضياع حقه فعل فاعل مختار فلا يضاف إليه التلف كما إذا حل قيد العبد فأبق


مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 471)

 لا يضمن الساعي لانتفاء التسبيب في هذه الصور بتوسط فعل فاعل مختار


مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 384)

لا يجوز أخذ الأجرة على المعاصي ...... فلو علي امر مباح جازت اتفاقا


فتاوی محموديه (جلد 25/ ص 161)


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