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Can I work as a security guard for an insurance company? Will my wages be halal?

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Question:

Can I work as a security guard for an insurance company? Will my wages be halal?

Answer:

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.[1]

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.[2]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,
www.darulfiqh.com

 


[1]   (قَوْلُهُ وَجَازَ تَعْمِيرُ كَنِيسَةٍ) قَالَ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ: وَلَوْ آجَرَ نَفْسَهُ لِيَعْمَلَ فِي الْكَنِيسَةِ وَيُعَمِّرَهَا لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ لِأَنَّهُ لَا مَعْصِيَةَ فِي عَيْنِ الْعَمَلِ (رد المحتار ج 6 ص 391 أيج أيم سعيد)

 مُسْلِمٌ آجَرَ نَفْسَهُ مِنْ مَجُوسِيٍّ لِيُوقِدَ لَهُ النَّارَ لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ. كَذَا فِي الْخُلَاصَةِ. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 4 ص 450 دار الفكر)

لو أن مسلما آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة و يعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل (فتاوى قاضيخان ج 3 ص 330 دار الكتب العلمية) 

[2]  مسائل رفعت قاسمي في مسائل حج ج 5 ص 51 حامد كتب 

إمداد الأحكام ج 4 ص 390 مكتبة دار العلوم كراتشي

This answer was collected from DarulFiqh.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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