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Working for the NYPD

Fatwaa ID: 1893

assalamualaikum warahmatullah, what is the ruling working for the NYPD?Jazakallahu khairan

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

The job of the NYPD or any police department is to ensure the safety and well-being of the people in that area. If a person serves as a police officer with honesty and justice, without any form of oppression and without violating any of the laws of the Shari’ah, then such a position will be permissible. However, if they abuse their position and violate the rights of others or they violate the laws of the Shari’ah while on their job, then such a job will not be permissible.

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

04/25/1445 AH – 11/09/2023 CE | AMG1-3566

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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