Is it permissible to work as a government finance officer which records interest but doesn’t handle it

Fatwa ID: 03144

Answered by:  Maulana Irfan Ali​

Question:

Taking or giving interest is haraam.my question is if a government officer working in section finance where his duty is to make them payslip of any worker in the government. While making the payslip the person working as a finance officer is compelled to deduct loan amount and interest contracted by an employee from the latter salary. Is permissible for a Muslim to work as a finance officer despite that the finance officer has not or give interest.

Answer:

In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind

 

Working in such a job which involves dealing with interest is unlawful. The Quran mentions in numerous places the prohibition of dealing with interest. The prophet peace be upon him mentions that may the curse be upon the eater, witness, and writer of interest. Therefore it is impermissible to work in such a job. However, the person must search for another job once acquiring another job he must leave this job, until finding another job he will excuse.

 

مشكوة المصابيح باب الربوا

صورة بقرة اية ٢٧٥

فتاوى محمودية ج٢٤ص٣٩٧

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Irfan Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Iftā Birmingham

 

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