Offering customers credit cards

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Q: I work in a department store, and as part of the job we are obliged to ask customers if they want a store card, which is a credit card, and if they do, to open accounts for them. What is the ruling on credit cards, and is this work permissible?


A: It is permissible if it does not involve any usurious transaction.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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