Working in the IT Department of a Federal Reserve Bank

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Fatwa ID: 07263

 

 

Answered by: Maulana Sheik Abdel Ahaad Imrit

 

Question:

 

A brother has a job offer from the Federal Reserve Bank, its an IT post, related to Security software, and application preparation etc, not directly involved in dealing with loans/collection etc.

 

Would this be permissible?

 

Below is some further description that was provided:-

 

he got a job as an IT in federal reserve and wants to know if it’s allowed or not, he is not dealing with interest or loans nor collecting it and the other job is a government job and does not have doubts about those type of things

 

Is not working directly at a Federal reserve bank but working with the branches under federal reserve

 

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

For a job to be Shari’ah-compliant, the hours spent at work must involve permissible activities. If the work involves impermissible activities, then the job itself will be impermissible.

 

A person working in IT typically has no direct involvement with the bank’s activities or trading.

 

The salary you receive will be permissible as long as the majority of the funds in the firm do not come from interest. [Ahsan al-Fatawa Vol.7 Pg.329 – H.M.Sa’eed Company]

 

It appears you are considering another job in the government without these concerns. This option would be more suitable to adopt.

 

 

المحيط البرهاني» (5/ 367):

وفي «عيون المسائل» : رجل أهدى إلى إنسان أو أضافه إن كان غالب ماله من حرام لا ينبغي أن يقبل ويأكل من طعامه ما لم يخبر أن ذلك المال حلال استقرضه أو ورثه، وإن كان غالب ماله من حلال فلا بأس بأن يقبل ما لم يتبين له أن ذلك من الحرام؛ وهذا لأن أموال الناس لا تخلو عن قليل حرام وتخلو عن كثيره، فيعتبر الغالب ويبنى الحكم عليه

 

 

«الفتاوى العالمكيرية = الفتاوى الهندية» (5/ 342):

«‌‌[الْبَابُ الثَّانِي عَشَرَ فِي الْهَدَايَا وَالضِّيَافَاتِ]

(الْبَابُ الثَّانِي عَشَرَ فِي الْهَدَايَا وَالضِّيَافَاتِ) أَهْدَى إلَى رَجُلٍ شَيْئًا أَوْ أَضَافَهُ ‌إنْ ‌كَانَ ‌غَالِبُ ‌مَالِهِ مِنْ الْحَلَالِ فَلَا بَأْسَ إلَّا أَنْ يَعْلَمَ بِأَنَّهُ حَرَامٌ، فَإِنْ كَانَ الْغَالِبُ هُوَ الْحَرَامَ يَنْبَغِي أَنْ لَا يَقْبَلَ الْهَدِيَّةَ، وَلَا يَأْكُلَ الطَّعَامَ إلَّا أَنْ يُخْبِرَهُ بِأَنَّهُ حَلَالٌ وَرِثْتُهُ أَوْ اسْتَقْرَضْتُهُ مِنْ رَجُلٍ، كَذَا فِي الْيَنَابِيعِ»

 

 

Fatawaa Haqqaaniyyah pg258 Vol6

 

 

 

 

Only Allah (عز و جل) knows best.

Written by Maulana Sheik Abdel Ahad Imrit

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

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