MISCELLANEOUS \ Banking and Ribaa (interest/usury) \
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Working for a company which takes a loan from a bank which deals with ribaa
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: I am an accountant in a trading company, and this company is forced to take out loans from a bank which deals in ribaa. Then a copy of the loan agreement comes to me to confirm the company's debt and register it in the books. Am I considered one who records a ribaa-based transaction, and is it not permisisble for me to work for this company, meaning, am I considered a sinner as a result of this contract even though I did not approve it?

Response: It is not permisisble to work with this company in ribaa-based transactions, because the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) 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.

And also Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:

{...do not help one another in sin and transgression...}, [Soorah al-Maa.idah, Aayah 2].

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Silsilah Kitaab ad-Da'wah (1), al-Fataawa - Volume 1, Page 148