Can I work as a security guard for an insurance company? Will my wages be halal?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
As a principle, when analysing the Shari’ah compliancy of any job, one must examine the nature of the job itself. If the hours at work are spent in permissible activities, then the job will be permissible. If one’s services are impermissible, the job will be impermissible.
The services provided by a security guard are of a permissible nature. Thus, it is permissible to work as a security guard for an insurance company. Your remuneration will also be halāl and lawful for you.
And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,