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Can I work as an auditor in a bank?

I have quitted a job from a interest based bank last year. I have got a job in a group of companies as an auditor. Please answer the questions and help me take the correct decision to please Allah (SWT).

Is it halal to work for a company that has a huge loan and pays interest? The company’s earning comes from the investment made by the borrowed money from interest based banks.

Is it halal to work as an auditor for a company that pays interest for the fund borrowed from a bank. Is it halal to audit calculation of interest paid by the company?

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

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

If your job description as an auditor entails direct involvement with interest, then such employment is impermissible.

If your job description at the bank does not entail direct involvement with interest or other activities of a similar nature, for example, the recording of a bank transaction, etc, then such employment is permissible.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Mawlana Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal bin Abdul Hameed,
Montréal, Canada


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  (Fath al-Bari (Ibn Hajr), Vol.4, Pg.394 , Qadeemi)

(Contemporary Fatawa (Mufti Taqi Usmani), Pg.160, Idara-e-Islamiyat)


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