India’s largest Muslim institution ‘Darul Uloom Deoband’ has now issued a ‘fatwa’ wherein they’ve asked Muslim women to not have a marriage alliance into families where members are bank employees.
The reason stated in the fatwa being that the income from a bank job is deemed to be ‘haram’ (forbidden) earnings.
The proclamation was declared when a person asked a query to ‘Darul Ifta’ if he should proceed with the marriage of his daughter to a man whose father is a bank employee.
‘Interest’ which is a major part of the revenue a bank earns, is prohibited in Islam. It was stated by Darul Ifta that according to the Islamic law, sources of earning through interest or any other transaction which involve interest income shall be proscribed.
The Islamic seminary enlightened other such things that are forbidden by Islam. They are: alcohol, narcotics, school, weapons and any business or profession whose motive is to earn maximum profits.
The stand on the fatwa has been maintained by Islamic scholars and clerics saying it is very much within the ambit of Islamic law.
While speaking to ANI, Majlis Ittehad-e-Millat, General Secretary Othar Osmani said, "Darul Uloom Deoband is correct in its decision. One should avoid having any social bonds with such a person because everything including his lifestyle would be connected with 'haraam', and then it would be harmful to the person religiously, socially as well as individually."
Another Muslim scholar and researcher, Maulana Nadimul Vajdi informed that any person found to be partaking in this kind of ‘haram’ (earning through interest), knowingly or unknowingly, will have to quit his job and find another one which isn’t ‘haram’.
Information source: aninews
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