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Q: I work as a painter for the Nasser Social Bank. My job is just to paint the offices and rooms in the bank, without any involvement in the banking, finance, or other activities. I have no connection with the accounts - I just work as a painter and nothing more. Is my work considered to be supporting or cooperating with Riba-based establishment and so I should give it up or is my position different due to the different nature of my work? May Allah reward you with the best.

A: Working for banks includes any work that is related to them and constitutes cooperation with them, and that includes your work, as it is considered working for a Riba-based bank and involves cooperating with it in sin and transgression. Therefore, you have to leave this job and search for a work that Allah has made lawful. Allah (Exalted be He) says: And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. (Part No. 15; Page No. 64) May Allah make matters easy for you and for all Muslims, for indeed He is the One Who guides to the Right Path! May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.