Muslim civil engineer constructing buildings for armies fighting against Muslims

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Q: I am working as a civil engineer. We deal with construction of buildings and other structures. Sometimes we have to work for the army of disbelievers (kuffar) who are presently fighting against Muslims. We have to construct buildings and other structures for them… Is it allowed for us to work for them although we have no intention to help them on their anti Islamic sentiment. Remember our land is under oppression.


A: Avoid being part of such contracts.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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