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Legal to cashier in Nat’l bank in India? As officer?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I work as a cashier in a Nationalized bank in India. My duty is only related to receipt and payment of money. So is it lawful for my to do this job as many people belief that working in bank is haram because banking institution gets profit from interest ,although bank nowadays has profit from sources other than interest. Another question is what if one works as an officer in bank whose duty concerns with recommending loan on behalf of bank.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 663/528/SN=09/1436)

(1 & 2) The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, cursed the accepter of interest and its payer, and one who records it, and one who bears witness to it.
لعن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم آكل الربوا وموكله وكاتبه وشاهديه .
Hence any such job of the bank in which one is directly involved in the interest transactions is not lawful as per the Shariah. The cashier and officer of a bank help in interest directly hence it is not lawful to work on the post of bank cashier or officer as per the Shariah. Therefore, you should look for any lawful job and when you get one you give up this job immediately and also keep on doing taubah and istighfar. Also supplicate Allah to provide you halal and pure job.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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