Work in auto industry.
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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I have some query with regards to an industry I wish to work. Currently I am working in the Training industry. But i've always wanted to be associated with the automobile industry and I wish to look a job in that.
But, the problem is that they sell their cars by providing interest on loans, so I feel even though I may not be working in Sales, but I will be contributing somehow. But, this is stopping me from growing in an industry I've always wanted to be a part of.
Again, I heard that the interest money is taken by the banks who sponsor the loans and does not go to the main company.
I wanted some clarity on whether I can look for a job in this industry or not...
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Work in auto industry
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 274-276:
But those who devour riba become like the one whom Shaitaan has bewitched and maddened by his touch. They have been condemned to this condition because they say, Trade is just like riba, whereas Allah has made trade halaal and riba haraam. Henceforth, if one abstains from taking riba after receiving this admonition from his Lord, no legal action shall be taken against him regarding the riba he had devoured before: his case shall ultimately go to Allah. But if one repeats the same crime even after this, he shall go to Hell, where he shall abide for ever! Allah deprives riba of all blessing and develops charity, and Allah does not like an ungrateful, sinful person.
Allah says further in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 278:
O Believers!, fear Allah and give up that riba which is still due to you, if you are true believers. But if you do not do so, then you are warned of the declaration of war against you by Allah and His Messenger!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisa verse 161:
That they took riba, although they were forbidden. And that they devoured mens substance wrongfully. We have prepared for those among them who reject faith a grievous punishment (of Hell Fire)!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 130-132:
130 O ye who believe! Devour not riba doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah; that ye may (really) prosper.
131 Fear the Fire which is prepared for those who reject faith.
132 And obey Allah and the Messenger; that ye may obtain mercy.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rome verse 39:
39 That which ye lay out for riba through the property of (other) people will have no increase with Allah: but that which ye lay out for charity seeking the Countenance of Allah (will increase): it is these who will get a recompense multiplied.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 276:
276 Allah will deprive riba of all blessings, but He will give increase for deeds of charity: for He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2829 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
Ali said he heard Allah's Messenger (saws) invoke the curse of Allah on those who took riba, those who paid it, those who recorded it, and those who refused to give sadaqah.
Without an iota of a doubt, the indulgence in any type or manifestation of riba would be categorically prohibited for the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day.
The automobile industry by itself is obviously not listed amongst the unlawful industries in Shariah, thus provided none of the prescribed boundaries of the Lord are violated there is absolutely no harm if a believer wishes to seek out his livelihood in this or any other lawful employment. But if one working in any lawful industry indulges, associates, or facilitates the evil of riba, one would definitely bear their appropriate share, portion, and burden of the sin according to their level of participation, for facilitating an act which is categorically forbidden and declared as haraam by Allah and His Messenger (saws).
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,