Being a business banker

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Aslms Mufti

As a respected sister in the working world, due to necessity, I humbly ask for your assistance with an answer.

I work for a bank, I am not an investment banker, however as a business banker a few of the products I sell are interest bearing and some have interest payable. These are not the only services I render, as I am a relationship manager and look after clients business banking needs.

I have been taunted about my career not providing halaal sustenence, is this case.

1. is my income “halaal”?

2. is it permissible to work for a bank (such bank not being an Islamic bank)

3. Also as a point of departure, is the legal profession a suitable/”halaal” career?

Your answers are most valued.

Jzk . Your sister in Islam

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Asked on November 24, 2008 12:00 am
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1) Doubtful

2) Permissible as a last resort, in that division which does not indulge directly with interest.

3) Permissible as long as the fruitification is permissible i.e. its subsequently duties, activities and responsibilities.

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Answered on November 24, 2008 12:00 am