Can I work in a supermarket if I process harām items such as alcohol at the till?

Q: Can I work in a supermarket if I process harām items such as alcohol at the till? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: The legal advice that I have been given is that under English law there is no presumption of agency between a till operator and the supermarket owner/s and that the till […]

Read more...

What is the view on working as a payment protection insurance handler?

Q: Is it permissible as a case handler investigating payment protection insurance complaints? The role involves the following aspects:  1) Investigating PPI complaints and if they have been mis-sold. The role involves identifying if a policy was mis-sold by following bank process and procedures and determining if a case is mis-sold. 2) Role operates from a bank […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

Can I work for a company that does background verification of people?

Q: I Am working with a US based 3rd party verification company.My job profile is do a background verification for an applicant who has applied for a job in a company in the US. For example, if a job seeker wants to apply for a job in any company in the US, that company will send […]

Read more...

Can I work as a receptionist for a hospice?

Q: Can getting paid a salary when working for a hospice be halal ? The reception job I wish to apply is a registered charity in England funded by private companies and private sponsors but some of it comes from the cove Macmillan cancer centre, volunteers fundraising campaigns, marathons, tea parties, second hand charity shops […]

Read more...

Can you work for a music radio station?

Q: I’ve recently started a job with a company involved in the radio industry, they mainly play music. I work as a developer, on their back end systems, such as reporting what songs were played and when, etc and also on an iPhone application that lets people choose songs they want to listen to. Could you […]

Read more...

Analysing the impact of changes in the interest rates as part of the job

Q: I was planning to apply for the Government Economic Service’s graduate scheme. Is it halal to work in such a profession in which I may be required to analyse, say, the impact of changes in the interest rates? The work is wide-ranging so it is not guaranteed that I would end up doing such a […]

Read more...

Can I handle fruits and vegetables as part of my job?

Q: My question is regarding the handling of fruits and vegetables in the workplace as one’s job. Picking and packing them. And ones wages in return for this. I know the general principle is that fruits and vegetables are halal, but in this day and age, they have chemical sprays and insecticides/pesticides on them, and stuff […]

Read more...