Q: I have an opportunity to work in
an accounting and auditing office,
which audits the accounts of insurance companies, usurious and non-usurious banks, funfairs and tourism companies. Is it lawful to get a job in such an office as a source of monthly income? Given that I have the relevant educational background, and that these offices do not only audit insurance companies, usurious banks, tourism companies and funfairs; they also supervise commercial investment companies and private businesses, such as doctors, engineers, teachers and craftsmen. Please, Your Eminence, answer my question so that my heart may be content. May Allah guide you to the interest of the Muslims in this world and in the afterworld.
If the case is as you have mentioned, that the office you want to work in audits the accounts of insurance companies, usurious banks and funfairs, it will be impermissible for you to work there, because it is considered cooperation with its owners in sin (Part No. 15; Page No. 7) and transgression, as Allah says,
Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression.
If your work is going to be in lawful channels, such as the accounts of private businesses and doctors, there is no wrong in this. However, it is better not to accept this job, so that you do not commit the prohibited deeds mentioned above. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.