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Accountant preparing financial statements

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Q: In the accounting professional an accountant must prepare financial statements for clients. Clients may go ahead and use these statements to get a interest based loan to run their business. How should a Muslim accountant (self employed) work to ensure his earnings are permissible in a non-Muslim country people deal with interest commonly?


A: There is no sin in preparing the financial statements. What the businessman does later on is not the accountant’s responsibility.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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