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Question about new job and whether it is halal

Fatwaa ID: 1951

Question:
Asalaamu alaykum,

I have a question regarding my new job. I got hired as a software engineer at a company that does risk adjustment. This means that they take in patient data given to them from clients (many of whom are insurance companies) and do several things with it.

One of the products the company sells is storing the data. Another product is doing analysis on the data, such as looking at patient data/history and using analytics to suggest possible findings (like diagnosing cancer) that might not have been found yet.

My question is would working at this company be halal? My paychecks would be coming from the company but I’m worried because many of our clients are insurance companies that deal with Medicare advantage. From my understanding, Medicare advantage is for elderly and people that cannot afford normal insurance.

Please let me know if I can provide more information!

Jazakallah Khair

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 job. Your job in question is permissible and your income is halaal. You are not responsible for how a client or customer pays you.

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

05/11/1445 AH – 11/25/2023 CE | 716

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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