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Question

Kindly reply what do the Fuqaha has to say regarding the following. A person owns a furniture factory. He employs +/- fifty workers. In other to cover up expenses, he wants to let out one portion of the premises to a tenant who wants to operate a bank branch. Is it permissible for him to let out part of the premises to a bank and use the rental money only for the payment of the worker’s salary who are mostly non-muslim

 

Answer

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

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

 

Allah Ta’ala states “Do not assist in sin” (Surah Mai’idah V.3). Renting ones premises to a bank whose business is interest based is assisting in the sin of interest and therefore not permissible.

 

And Allah knows best
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