Is It Permissible To Work as an Auditor if It Involves Entering Casinos?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick


In auditing, we sometimes need to enter a casino to perform stock counts and review client files. Is this permissible?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

As elaborated by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani in this answer
Auditing Supplier of Alcohol Company

Issue of Permissibility

It is permissible for a Muslim financial auditor to audit a company involved in Islamically impermissible activities, provided that (a) the auditing work itself is permissible and (b) the auditor does not directly assist the company in engaging in those Islamically impermissible activities.

Your conscientiousness in avoiding auditing companies primarily engaged in impermissible activities is commendable and reflects a laudable level of scrupulousness. However, when it comes to companies with some impermissible or questionable operations, it may not be feasible to avoid them entirely (in a practical sense).

The fatwas of leading contemporary scholars, like Mufti Taqi ‘Uthmani, support this position and align with the principles regarding “assisting in sin” as understood in the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. [‘Uthmani, Contemporary Fatawa]

I pray this is of benefit and that Allah guides us all.

[Shaykh] Irshaad Sedick
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Irshaad Sedick was raised in South Africa in a traditional Muslim family. He graduated from Dar al-Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah in Strand, Western Cape, under the guidance of the late world-renowned scholar Shaykh Taha Karaan (Allah have mercy on him), where he taught.

Shaykh Irshaad received ijaza from many luminaries of the Islamic world, including Shaykh Taha Karaan, Shaykh Muhammad Awama, Shaykh Muhammad Hasan Hitu, and Mawlana Abdul Hafeez Makki, among others.

He is the author of the text “The Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal: A Hujjah or not?” He has been the Director of the Discover Islam Centre, and for six years, he has been the Khatib of Masjid Ar-Rashideen, Mowbray, Cape Town.

Shaykh Irshaad has fifteen years of teaching experience at some of the leading Islamic institutes in Cape Town). He is currently building an Islamic podcast, education, and media platform called ‘Isnad Academy’ and has completed his Master’s degree in the study of Islam at the University of Johannesburg. He has a keen interest in healthy Prophetic living and fitness.