Accountant recording interest based transactions

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Slm. A muslim is working at an accountancy firm. Is he allowed to enter the interest based transactions on the computer? His job is to categorise all different transactions



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is permissible for one to work as an accountant. Duplicating or copying down records of interest based transactions is permissible. This does not fall under the prohibition of recording interest transactions as this is merely a duplication of records made by someone else.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Nabeel Valli.

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia



هذا إنما يقع على من واطأ صاحب الربا عليه فأما من كتبه أو شهد القصة ليشهد بها على ما هي عليه ليعمل فيها بالحق فهذا جميل القصد لا يدخل في الوعيد المذكور وإنما يدخل فيه من أعان صاحب الربا بكتابته وشهادته

(فتح البارى 3/394 – قديمى)  

Contemporary Fatawa – Mufti Taqi – Page 159 and 180 – Idara-e-Islamiyah

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