Is it permissible to work for an industry that deals with interest?

Question ID: 38269

Salaams Dear Mufti Saheb
I work for a financial institution that deals with interest however my Job Function is in the technology field and does not deal directly with interest transactions.
The enviroment in which I work in is not condusive for a Mulim so Inshallah I am in the process of starting a business and eventually leave this institution. The first priority of this business is to generate income to look after my parents so they can stop working.
Once the business generates enough income to cater for all our needs, I will Inshallah leave this institution to run the business. My question is can I continue working for this institution until the time comes when i can join the Business?
In my heart, I feel I am doing the right thing by starting this business however there is always a level of doubt as to whether this business will be successfull. Is istikhara mandatory or the strong feeling of righteosness i have in my heart sufficient to go ahead with opening this bussiness.
Please advice

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Asked on March 12, 2011 2:59 pm
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Go ahead, Allaah will give Barakaat. Be positive. Work hard. Make Duaa a lot.
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Answered on March 12, 2011 2:59 pm