Fatwa: # 41222
Category: Business Matters
Country: Qatar
Date: 25th October 2018


I have a building in which I'm thinking of starting a business.


Assalamualaikum Mufti Ibrahim Desai Damat barakatuhu

Hope all Muftian Kiram  are doing well. I have a building in which I'm thinking of starting a business. The business is motorcycle showroom and repairs.

What is concerning to me is many customers if not most buy their motorcycles through loans from the bank due to which it is necessary to keep some bank staff to facilitate transactions of the customers. It's apparent that the loans are interest based.

My question is that is it permissable to keep some bank staff to facilitate the transactions of the customers since we are not the ones who are dealing with interest?

Jazakallahu Khaira


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

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

It is not permissible to accommodate “bank staff” in your showroom to facilitate interest based transactions. [1]

Allah Taala says:

وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْان


And do not assist each other in sin and transgression. (Maa’idah : 2)

May Allah grant you halal and pure income.  Ameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Anas Sharieff Qasmi.

Student Darul Iftaa

Hyderabad, India.

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]۔ التنبيه على مشكلات الهداية (4/ 301)

 وقد قال تعالى: {ولا تعاونوا على الإثم والعدوان} فالإعانة على المعصية معصية على أي وجه كانت.

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