Employment in HR IT department.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

I work in HR IT department in a company which is a non subsidiary unit of financial bank.

My job is to test the HR application of this bank. This application or tool is used to maintain hr details ( hire, track leaves, process employees salaries)

Is my income halaal from this job.


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

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

Since your job does not contain any harām elements[1], your work is permissible and your income will be halāl.[2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Bilal Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa
New Jersey, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1] Human resource management (HRM) is the governance of an organization’s employees.  HRM is sometimes referred to simply as human resources (HR).

A company’s human resources department is responsible for creating, implementing and/or overseeing policies governing employee behaviour and the behaviour of the company toward its employees.

Human resources are the people who work for the organization; human resource management is really employee management with an emphasis on those employees as assets of the business.  In this context, employees are sometimes referred to as human capital. As with other business assets, the goal is to make effective use of employees, reducing risk and maximizing return on investment (ROI).

Areas of HRM oversight include – among many others — employee recruitment and retention, exit interviews, motivation, assignment selection, labor law compliance, performance reviews, training, professional development, mediation, and change management.

[House, Margaret, “HRM”, Tech Target – SearchCIO, accessed on October 30, 2014, http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/human-resource-management-HRM]


HR is a commonly used acronym for Human Resources, also referred to as Human Resource Management or HRM. HR is fundamentally an expression of an organizations belief in the employee element of that organisations success. (Quick note, if like me you’re a fan of metaphors please feel free to check out my What is Human Resources post where I talk about lifecycles within organizations as a way to explain HR). HR pure and simple is the implementation of a strategy to drive innovation, productivity and share price through mobilizing the workforce towards excellence.

[“What is HR?”, Human Resources Explained, accessed on October 30, 2014, http://www.humanresourcesexplained.com/what-is-hr-2/]


[2] Islam Aur Jadeed Ma`āshī Masāil, v. 4 p. 135, Idāratul Islamiyyāt;

Ahsanul Fatāwā, v. 7 p. 329, H.M Sa`īd Company;

Fatāwā Dārul `Ulūm Zakariyyā, v. 5 p. 673-675, Zam Zam Publishers;

Imdādul Ahkām, v. 4 p. 386-390, Maktabah Dārul `Ulūm Karachi;


مُسْلِمٌ آجَرَ نَفْسَهُ من مَجُوسِيٍّ لِيُوقِدَ له النَّارَ لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ كَذَا في الْخُلَاصَةِ

(الفتاوي الهندية، ج ٤، ص ٤٥٠، مكتبة رشيدية)


وَلَوْ اسْتَأْجَرَ الذِّمِّيُّ مُسْلِمًا لِيَبْنِيَ له بِيعَةً أو كَنِيسَةً جَازَ وَيَطِيبُ له الْأَجْرُ كَذَا في الْمُحِيطِ

(الفتاوي الهندية، ج ٤، ص ٤٥٠، مكتبة رشيدية)


(قوله وجاز تعمير كنيسة) قال في الخانية: ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل

(رد المحتار علي الدر المختار، ج ٦، ص ٣٩١، ايج ايم سعيد كمبني)