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Management consulting company

Fatwaa ID: 1115

Question:
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Respected Mufti Saheb, please can you assist with the following questions from a friend:

A Muslim works in a management Consulting company, for data science / technology consulting.
The work involves either a. Making models (Data science codes) for a client. Or b. Managing and training other people on such clients.
While the company itself is not in haram industry like bank, problem is their clients are in many different industries. Could be energy and retailers, but can also be banks. The Muslim is an ordinary employee not given the choice, although he/she asks to not work on those clients, nor is he told where their salary is coming from.
They left a comfortable but banking job to do this long hours one, trying to make earnings halal to pay bills in extremely high inflation economy. How can they tell if their earnings are halal?
Most firms are now so abstract and interlinked. E.g. if a bank runs an wrong interest based product, the Muslim leaves the job, only to find that advertising company, telecom company, software company, law and consulting co. All came together to work on that product. So where can he go?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details of your query. May Allaah Ta’aala grant you barakah in your sustenance and make things easy for you. The job in reference is permissible and so is the income. However, if you have the option or ability to choose the sector you will be working with, then you should try to avoid banks, insurance firms, etc.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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