She works in a usurious bank to help her husband financially
Fatwa No: 142583


Am working for a non-Islamic bank because we have no Islamic bank here & i don't have any other job now, my husband find it difficult to take care of our basic need and am please to assist him,please advice and also explain how to work in an environment wherein people don't care about the set limit of Allah regarding working.How to behave when working with men in the same office as this is a non-Muslim country no provision for Muslim so confused please i will be patiently waiting for your reply,may Allah swt guide us all.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

First of all, we ask Allaah to suffice us all with what He has allowed instead what He has forbidden and make us all suffice with His Graces needing nothing from anyone else.

We have already issued Fatwa 89915 clarifying that it is not permissible to work in a bank that deals with Riba (interest and/or usury) as this is helping in the consumption of Riba, and we have also published Fatwa 82399 clarifying that it is not permissible for a woman to work in a mixed workplace where the religious requirements are not taken into account.

Therefore, you are obligated to leave this job and it is not permissible for you to continue doing it unless you are in case of real necessity and you did not find another job to move to, in which case, it is permissible for you to continue working in this bank but once the necessity does no longer exist, then you are obligated to leave it.

For more benefit on the limit of the necessity that makes what is unlawful permissible, please refer to first above-referred Fatwa.

Allaah Knows best.

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