Working in the IT department of an online gambling company

Fatwa ID: 01919

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

I recently got a job offer from a company who intend to expand in to online gambling market. I am offered a job as site reliability engineer where my role will be limited to maintaining IT infrastructure on which these gambling/gaming portals would run. Is it Haram to work for such a company?

Answer:

Bismillah

It will not be permissible for you to take up the aforementioned job as you will be in a way assisting in doing something which is unlawful and haram in Islam. Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) says, “Help one another in righteousness and piety, but help you not one another in sin and transgression.” (Surah Maaidah v.2)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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