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Working as an accountant at a casino

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Selamu Alejkum, I’ve been offered a job at a Casino.The position is in the Accounting deparment and my job would be to help the Casino complete the monthy finanical reports. I want to know if I take this job, will the money that I’ll be making be haram?

I know gambling is haram and forbidden, but since I won’t be gambling or dealing cards or serving other people direclty to commit a sin, will I be commiting a sin indireclty? Jazak Allah Khajr.

Answer

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

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

Your desire to earn a Halaal income is praiseworthy. May Allaah Ta’aala grant you barakah in all your permissible endeavors. Aameen.

A Muslim resents places of evil and sin. A casino is a den for engaging in various abhorred sins such as gambling. Accordingly, it is not appropriate for a Muslim to be in such an environment[1].

The income from such a job in such an evil environment would be contaminated; hence, makrooh.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[1] امداد الاحكام (4/ 386)

Contemporary Fatawaa by Mufti Taqi ‘Uthmani (pg. 161)

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