Question # : 259
(1) My cousin works for a food product manufacturing firm. The owner of the company is a Muslim and owns various other establishments. He also owns a bank from where he derives majority of his income. The food product company sometimes depends on the bank for income when the season is low. Otherwise it has its own bank account in the same bank where its income is deposited and expenses withdrawn, sometimes in the year they operate on an overdraft from this same bank. My cousins salary is derived from this bank account and his office is also situated within the banking premises even though he does not participate in any banking operations his sole objective is to manage the food company. He is asking if his salary is Halal?
(2) I work for a tour firm which also owns a tourist lodge (These are two separate companies).My salary is totally derived from the tour firm but I manage accounts for both companies. The lodge with other operation also sells alcohol to its clients. Recently a bonus was declared by the lodge, If I am to receive any part of it will it be deemed Halal. Lodge operates like a hotel and the tour firm is where a tour itinerary is organized for tourists which includes full board accommodation at other lodges and air charters. Is my salary from this tour firm Halal. Recently the lodge bought two vehicles on hire purchase and there is an interest factor. At the end of the day I will be the one who will record this interest when keeping the books even though I do not receive any return from the lodge but the action itself is worried my conscience to add to it I also write cheques for the alcohol purchases and also record it. Please advice on what I should do regarding my current situation.
Answer : 259
Published on: May 6, 2007
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
(1) His salary is Halal but not a pure earning.
(2) Alcohol is the extract of wine; therefore it has the same ruling as wine. The income earned through it is Haram. You should not receive any part of the bonus. Recording the interest account or writing the cheque of alcohol purchase, keeping its record and receiving salary against these activities is Haram and impressible:
لعن رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم آکل الربوا و مؤکلہ و کاتبہ و شاھدیہ، و قال: ھم سواء (رواہ مسلم في صحیحہ 2/27)
Allah knows Best!
Darul Uloom Deoband
I am living here in Godhra and practicing since from last 13 yrs. I was also working in homoeopathic medical college since from last 12 yrs. Now recently appointed as professor in govt.college around 60 k.m. from Godhra now the big question is that i am getting salary around 20000/ twenty thousand rupees p.m.and medical practise is also officialy allowed so per month gaining will be around 40000/ so i have to pay around 45000/ rs. per annum in income tax which will be the best solution for me to save this amount. There are so many ways among them one is house loans (most of my coligue has taken which are non muslims) second is investing money in differnt funds where not a single way is intrestless kindly guide me for the same as such i am badly in need of home near vadodra which is around 30 k.m. from my working place. May god gives you instead of your service. Kindly reply soon.