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Her Prospective Husband Working at The Bank

Her Prospective Husband Working at The Bank

usuryQuestion: “There’s a man who is always perform the prayer regularly, and possesses noble manners proposed to me. Unfortunately, he works as an accountant in a conventional bank (banks that are still practicing usury, -ed.) Should I accept his proposal or not?”

Answer: “It is absolutely not allowed for one to work in the conventional banks, whether as an accountant or as other positions, since working in such bank is a form of helping one another in sin and transgression. Working on the documentation or accounting department in a bank of usury is greater in sin than working on the parts that does not support the usury transactions directly.

عَنْ جَابِرٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ آكِلَ الرِّبَا وَمُؤْكِلَهُ وَكَاتِبَهُ وَشَاهِدَيْهِ . وَقَالَ : هُمْ سَوَاءٌ

From Jabir, he said, “The Messenger of Allah cursed the eater of usury, his client, one who record it, and two witnesses to the transaction of usury. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘They’re all the same.” (Narrated by Muslim, in hadith no. 1598)

Incomes from such occupation is an illegal income. Thus, we suggest you to turn down the man’s proposal because accepting it will affect the foods, drinks, and the living you obtain, which come from illegal wealth.

أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ طَيِّبٌ لا يَقْبَلُ إِلا طَيِّبًا ، وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَمَرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ بِمَا أَمَرَ بِهِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ ،

The Prophet said, “O all men, verily Allah is benevolent and does not accept except the good, and that Allah commanded the believers with such command that Allah has given to the messengers.’
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