Working for a company that is building mobile application for a bank

12 Jan 2022 Ref-No#: 4338

Assalammualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,

My name is Harith Bakhrani and I am from Mombasa, Kenya. I am a DevOps Engineer by profession and I have currently joined MuduPay which is a fin-tech company.

MuduPay is currently working with a bank and creating a mobile application for it. The mobile application offers many services and amongst them is to offer loans and charge interest on those loans. The founder, who is a Muslim, has signed a contract with the Bank that MuduPay will NOT benefit from the loan service, but it will build the service for them.

My job, as the DevOps Engineer, is to host and maintain the entire application. To make sure that the users can use ALL the services without fail. Is this job considered halal or should I withdraw from the company?


Wa ʿAlaykumus Salām Wa Raḥmatullāhi Wa Barakātuh

In principle, this job is permissible and it is not necessary to withdraw from the company. However, should the majority of the company’s projects be in service to commercial banks, insurance companies, and other providers of impermissible products or services, then it would be best to withdraw from the company that you have been employed by.

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