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Q 1: I am an employee at ARAMCO Company. I work in the housing department. This department offers loans for official employees to build houses. The loans they offer are usurious loans with interest according to a Fatwa you have issued. My job in this department (Part No. 15; Page No. 18) is distributing the land to the employees. I have nothing to do with concluding the usurious loans contracts, witnessing them and the like. Am I committing a sin by doing this work in this department which gives out usurious loans?

A: If the reality is as you have mentioned, that is your work in the department is distributing the land to the employees and not giving usurious loans, your work is not dealing in Riba (Usury). However, it involves cooperation with those who deal in Riba which is also not permissible because it is cooperation in sin and transgression. Allah (Exalted be He) says, ...but do not help one another in sin and transgression. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.