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Source of funds in job

Fatwaa ID: 1442


I have a confusion regarding one of the fatwas that I came across and I want clarification from your site what is your final opinion on these

Fatwa if non muslim individual give you salary/gift/fees from haram income like interest, gambling,etc for your permissible activity then your income will be halal as non muslim are not obliged to follow Shariah

*I want to know that can I conclude from the above rulling that if your work is permissible then source of fund doesn’t matter in case of a muslim working under non muslim private company/public company and if yes then how can we determine that company is muslim or non muslim as the shareholder who is known to be the owner of the company are many comprises of muslim as well as non Muslim

Example-muslim working for a permissible work like guard,cook, cleaner,electrician in a bank, insurance company, alcohol company.

Will my income legally will be halal as per hanafi fiqh please clarify it I am in great confusion and tnsn

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. You are conflating issues. There are many issues of consideration when concluding a job to be Shari’ah compliant.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to work in a bank, an insurance company or an alcohol company in any capacity. The prohibition is applicable to any job there, be it directly assisting in haraam or unrelated jobs. The income from working at such places will be haraam. It will be void of khayr and barakah. It will be a source of regret and remorse.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/18/1444 AH – 07/06/2023 CE | 376

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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