Working in a bank


Salaam Alaykum,

You’ve mentioned previously working in a bank is haram…..can you please elaborate on this?

As now banks are involved in Islamic banking and so on….doesn’t it also depend on your intention and where that lies… banking is not so black and white anymore….



wa `alaykum salam,

Yes, it is haram to work intentionally in any capacity in a bank that deals with riba. This prohibition is based on this Ayat:

But do not help one another in sin and transgression.”
[Al-Mai’dah 5:2]

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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