I work for building TOOLS for other software professionals who work in Banks

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Question

I am a software Professional. I work for building TOOLS for other software professionals who work in Banks. Ultimately the Project is from a Bank and i dont know whether it is correct to work. I am worried as whether my source of Income is Haram. Could you please guide as what the Shariah says.

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

Considering the fact that your work consists of only preparing tools for other software professionals employed by various banks and that it has no direct relation or connection to the impermissible Riba-based transactions carried out by the company, it will be permissible for you to continue your employment. The income will not be considered Haram. (Kifaya al-Mufti, vol. 7 pg. 342 / Fatawa Mahmoodiya, vol. 17, pg. 110, Jamia Farooqiya)

وعلى هذا يخرج الاستئجار على المعاصي أنه لا يصح لأنه استئجار على منفعة غير مقدورة الاستيفاء شرعا كاستئجار الإنسان للعب واللهو ، وكاستئجار المغنية ، والنائحة للغناء ، والنوح بخلاف الاستئجار لكتابة الغناء والنوح أنه جائز ؛ لأن الممنوع عنه نفس الغناء (بدائع الصنائع )

And Allah knows best
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