MISCELLANEOUS \ Banking and Ribaa (interest/usury) \
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The ruling regarding the salary of bank employees
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: Is the salary which the employees of banks in general receive, and Arab banks specifically, halaal or haraam, since I have heard that it is haraam because the banks deal with ribaa in some of their transactions? I request you advise me since I want to work in one of the banks.

Response: It is not permissible to work in banks which deal with ribaa, because in doing so is assisting them in sin and transgression, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:

{Help you one another in al-Birr and at-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression}, [Soorah al-Maa.idah, Aayah 2].

And it is authenticated from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) that he cursed those who ate/benefitted (aakil) from ribaa as well as the one responsible (for the transactions), the one who writes (the transactions) and the witnesses (to the transactions), and he said:

((...they are the same/equal...)), transmitted by Imaam Muslim.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Silsilah Kitaab ad-Da'wah (1), al-Fataawa - Volume 1, Page 142