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Can I work in a Non-Muslim Bank in India?

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain


Sir, I am a banking student and I want to ask that can I work in a non-Muslim bank in India?

        بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


Ibn Mas’ud Radiallahu Anhu narrates: “The Messenger of Allah cursed the one who consumed usury (Riba) and the one who charged it, those who witnessed it, and the one who recorded it.”[1]

Allama Yousuf Ludianavi said: “It is prohibited (Haram) to work for a bank or in a bank that is based on interest.”[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain   

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Tirmidhi: 1206, Abu Dawud: 3333, Ibn Majah: 2277, Kitabul Kabaair by Imaam Al-Zahabi, Page: 102-103, Publisher: Daarul Mizan al-Nawawi

[2] Aap Ke Masail Aur Un Ka Hal, Vol: 2 Page: 224, Publisher: Bangladesh Islamic Centre Dhaka

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