Working for a bank

Q: I hope you’re in the best of Imaan and health by the grace of Allah Ta’ala. I’m a graduate with finance and economics Alhamdulillah. However, I find myself getting into a job at a conventional bank. I’m in a training program with 1 of the big 4 banks in SA to be placed as a teller or consultant. I know the severity of being involved with interest in all angles of such a transaction, so my heart pains & I feel very unhappy about the road I’m on at the moment. Allah Ta’ala has made me very conscious of Him in my actions. I thus want out of this position & if I were in a position to wait for a permissible job, I would do that right now. My family is not in that position. My dad doesn’t have employment & my mum is not well now. I’d really appreciate your invaluable advice on a way forward. May you also please tell me what I can recite for my mum’s recovery from cancer?


A: We advise you to look for another form of employment. Until then continue making istighfaar and tawbah and seek Allah Ta’ala’s divine help. May Allah Ta’ala bless your mother with complete shifa and a speedy recovery. Refer to 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)