Can I Work In a Job Documenting Interest?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Is it permissible to work for a management accountant consultancy in which a riba bank is also a client, among others? I will not be recording interest directly present during the transaction but documenting it.


I pray you are well.

Yes, this job is permissible as you are not directly involved with the transaction of documentation. Merely recording it afterwards, as an accountant would, is not considered directly assisting in sin. (Marghinani, Hidaya) Allah knows best.


Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital, and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.