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Is it permissible for a Muslim to work in a non-Islamic bank?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftisays.com

a respected muslim has got an interview for a job in a Bank. before
attending this interview i wanted to know whether it is permissible for a
muslim to work in a non islamic bank?

jazaakallah hu khayr.


Assalamu alaikum,

You are not permitted to work in the company due to the nature of this work since it is cooperation in dealing with Riba (usury/interest). Allah Ta’ala Says : ?but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear All?h. Verily, All?h is Severe in punishment. [5:2].

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Allah has Cursed the one who consumes Riba (usury/interest), the one who gives it to others, the one who writes its deed down and those who witness it. He said: All of them are equal in sin”. [Reported by Imam Muslim ].

Therefore, you are obliged to give up this interview immediately and search for another work. Know, if one leaves something for the sake of Allah, surely Allah will give him better than what he left. Allah Ta’ala Says : ? And whosoever fears All?h and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. ? [65:2-3].

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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This answer was collected from MuftiSays.com, based in London (UK). It is one of the fruits of Darul Uloom London. Many ‘ulama are involved in answering the Q&A on the site, including: Shaikul Hadeeth Mufti Umar Farooq Sahib, Mufti Saifur Rahman Sahib, Mufti Abdullah Patel Sahib, Maulana Qamruz Zaman Sahib, Mufti Abu Bakr Karolia Sahib.

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