Can someone work in restaurant where alcohol is served?

Q: One of my sister-inlaws family member has recently  started working in a  restaurant as a chef or waiter where alcohol is also served. Would his income halal and is my sister inlaw ok to go over and stay with them and eat with them?                                                   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب A: It […]

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Can I work for the London Stock Exchange (LSE)?

Q: Is earning any money from the London Stock Exchange halal i.e they are not a bank where majority of the income is from riba but an exchange and make most of their money on fixed commissions on trades and other data services. Does it matter if I am a cleaner or in the IT department? My […]

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Is it permissible to work in the Compliance department for a bank?

Q: I have received an offer for a paid internship at Barclays, in the compliance department. I will have a graduate level role, making sure that the bank stays within financial regulation set by the UK’s financial regulators. This will include verifying that financial products that the bank offers are in regulation. This is a general […]

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Can I work as a law practitioner?

Q: I am a law student and after my studies I want to practice law in UK want to practice civil law, land law and in necessity criminal law.what is the ruling on it? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Permissibility of practicing law depends upon the permissibility of the activity performed by […]

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Is it permissible to work as an energy trader?

Q: Is it permissible to work as an energy trader? The role would involve trading futures contracts. الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Trading in futures contracts does not comply with Shari‘ah requirements and so any remuneration earned for performing such activity is not halal. Essentially, a sale contract must be contracted at […]

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Is my income as a para-planner halal?

Q: Is my income as a para-planner ḥalāl, since I will be doing the research but not the advising on the different products (life insurance, mortgages, fixed interest bonds, mutual funds with non sharīʿah compliant companies etc)? I am currently training as a para-planner at a small independent financial advisory firm and I wish to […]

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My employer wants me to exaggerate the time spent on tasks on a timesheet for a client

Q: My employer wants me to exagerate the time spent on tasks on a timesheet for a client. الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: You cannot make a dishonest claim even if it is at the insistence of your employer. If it is normal practice that the time taken to register the time […]

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Working as a pensions administrator

Q: Is working as a pensions administrator allowed in Islam?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب A: The permissibility of working as a Pensions Administrator depends upon the nature of the work involved. However, it is very highly likely that a significant part of the role if not most of the role will involve processing […]

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Can you transport alcohol and haram food as part of your job?

Q:  I would like to ask if you can work as a lorry driver who distributes all types of food to supermarket like Tesco ASDA including pork meat and alcohol drinks. So my Question is in islam can you work like that driver who distributes  these food including the alcohol and pork meet although compared with […]

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Is the income I earn as a Florist Assistant halal?

Q: I recently applied for a Florist Assistant role within a busy corporate florist and plant company in London. They distribute flowers in vases to offices, restaurants, bars and pubs etc. The clients would then put these vases, filled with flowers/plants on display in their businesses.  I don’t think I will personally be delivering them, […]

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Is it permissible to work in IT at an investment bank?

Q: Will it be halal income/earning working at Investment banking ( Barclay’s Investment Bank) IT as Software Engineer? A: When working as an employee in a business where a major portion of the business does not conform to the dictates of Sharīʿah there are principally two issues that must be determined: 1. Is the job itself […]

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