Working for Next

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by:  Maulana Maruf Ahmed​

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I would like to ask you some questions:

1) is it permissible to work at Next directory? This job requires a person to answer calls and deal with queries I know that there is nothing wrong with doing that but the Next company charge interest on something’s and they sell alcohol so it is permissible to work for them even though I am not going to be touching or selling alcohol or writing down any interest. my job is more of a customer service role: to just answer calls and queries.

Also is it permissible to get benefits (job seekers allowance)?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 




  1. Regarding working for a company that deals with interest, you may read the following answer:

  1. It is permissible to receive benefits from the government, provided one is genuinely eligible.


Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




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