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Starting to Invest using Illegal Money

Starting to Invest using Illegal Money

Question:

” I am working abroad as an accountant who is responsible to write down the number of interest asked by bank from the company where I am currently working. Eventually, I knew that my profession is an illegal profession since I am a writer of usury transaction. Now I’d like to go back to my country to start a new life with my family, but all of my wealth come from that illegal income. What should I do? Some people advise me to spend all my wealth in social activities and I shouldn’t use it at all. While some of them advise me to truly repent to Allah and I am allowed to start a business with it, and spend lots in charities work. For your information,I don’t have any possession and capital but that wealth. What should I do to start my new life?

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Answer:

Working as an officer whose duty is to write down data of client who propose an usury transaction, as an usury accountant, writing various letters to support the usury transaction or the like that support the usury transaction is a forbidden profession because it is a form of aiding each other in sin and enmity.

قال الله تعالى: ( وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الأِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ ) المائدة/2 ،

Allah decreed, which can be translated as, “rather, help one another in acts of righteousness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and transgression. Fear Allah: Surely Allah is severe in retribution.” (Q.S. Al-Maidah/The Table Spread:2)

The Prophet cursed those who consumed usury, it’s client, it’s writer, and both of it’s witnesses. The Prophet said, “They are all the same.” (Narrated by Muslim in hadith no. 1598, from the narration of Jabir)
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