Working as an IT programmer in conventional plus Islamic bank organization?

Aug 2, 2021 | Business & Trade


Dear Brother,

I recently got a job offer to work as an IT programmer at a conventional plus Islamic bank unit

Since I will be working as an outsourced consultant in the IT department of the bank, I would like to know whether my monthly income from my agency will be halal, If my daily IT job is not directly/ in-directly involved in the “credit card” and “interest” based transactions.

جَزَاكَ ٱللَّٰهُ خَيْرًا‎


Whether or not this job is permissible for you would depend on two things; your role in that job and the source of your income. If your role does not directly or in-directly lead to or support unlawful transactions, as you have mentioned, then it will be permissible for you to take on that job, provided the source of your wage is lawful. This will be determined by looking at your agencies earnings. If your agency has sufficient lawful income to cover your wage, then your source of income will be considered lawful.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel