Is it allowed to work in a bank when there is no other job yet

Is it allowed to work in a bank when there is no other job yet?


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh,

Ustadz, is it allowed for me to work in a bank as long as I haven’t got new job or started a new business, as I am currently doing? Thank you.

Agus Sugiarto



It is not allowed to work in institutions that are practicing usury, and working in it shares the threat as mentioned in the hadith:

لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ آكِلَ الرِّبَا وَمُؤْكِلَهُ وَكَاتِبَهُ وَشَاهِدَيْهِ وَقَالَ هُمْ سَوَاءٌ

“The Messenger of Allah cursed the consumer of usury, one who give foods from the result of usury, its writer, the two witnesses, all of them are the same.” (Narrated by Muslim).

Thus, a muslim should attempt to leave it and put his trust in Allah in doing so. Don’t be afraid of not getting any job, because whoever leaves something because of Allah, Allah will replace it for him with a better thing.

Put your trust in Allah, and try to find a lawful and decent job. Insha Allah, by your righteousness, Allah will show you the solution and reward you with good rewards.


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