The Obligation of Work
Question :

When is it obligatory for a man to work?

Answer :

It is obligatory for a man to support himself and his dependents, and if he cannot support them without work, then he must work.

Work on Friday
Question :

Is it forbidden to work on Friday after hearing the Adhan at noon?

Answer :

Work is not prohibited after the Adhan on Fridays, since one has the choice at that time between offering Friday prayer or Dhuhr prayer, and the obligation is in between these two choices.

Woman in Advertisement
Question :

If I want to advertise a product for my business, am I allowed to use a woman that does not wear hijab as a model in the advert to be advertised all over the world?

Answer :

If in doing so, there is a propagation of prohibited things and corrupt behavior, then it is not permissible.

A Woman on Work
Question :

If a man keeps a woman on work in order to attract customers, then what he earns is it halal or haram?

Answer :

The earnings are lawful, but we warn from such ways of earning as it might lead to prohibited acts.

Hijab at Work
Question :

Is the income of a believing woman lawful if she does not wear hijab at work, voluntarily or because she was required at her workplace not to do so?

Answer :

A woman must wear the hijab during work and in other places in the presence of non-Mahram men. If she decides not to, she will be a sinner, but this does not affect the lawfulness of the income that she receives for such a work.

Working in Dramas and Movies
Question :

Is it permissible, as a male actor, to work in dramas and movies with Muslim actresses, who although wear appropriate clothing but usually adorn their faces with make-up? Is it permitted to look at their faces while doing a scene together?

Answer :

Working as an actor is permissible, but it is prohibited to look at them with lust.

Woman at work
Question :

Can a female wearing full hijab teach boys of 12 years or below in an Islamic School? What if there is a male teacher available?

Answer :

It is permissible to do so as long as decency and modesty is guarded.

Storing Food Products
Question :

I work in a supermarket where I shelve and stock food products in the store, including pork. Is this permissible?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Working in a Supermarket
Question :

Is it permissible to work in a supermarket where alcoholic beverages are sold?

Answer :

If it does not lead to being involved in selling them, then it is permissible.

Installment
Question :

Is it permissible to work in a company that uses a system said to be Islamic, through which high priced items are sold in installments to such people who can not pay the price lump sum when the total amount of installments is higher than the current value at the time of sale. On the payment of the final installment, the car becomes the buyer's?

Answer :

It is permissible to sell high priced items in installments even if the total price is more than the price at the time of the deal. Yes, the religious transfer of the ownership is at the time of the deal. It is permissible to delay the registration of the ownership to the last installment. Based on that, it is permissible to work from this aspect.

Working in a Bank
Question :

Is working in a bank right for a person even though Islam says that interest is illegal?

Answer :

It is not permissible to make a deal that includes interest or write it or ask the customer to pay the interest. Other works are permitted in banks.

Interest-Related Activity
Question :

A person works in a company, in which a part of his work is related to interest-based activities. Will all his income become unlawful or the part of it?

Answer :

If one of the elements of his work involves forming interest-based contractual agreements (e.g. drafting them) or ask the customer to pay the interest, then his earnings pertaining to that part of his work is unlawful.

Work
Question : I have been offered a position in an "Islamic" Bank, which offers its services to the public on the premise that there is no interest involved. So far as I have been understand the mechanics of Islamic Banking and Takaful [Islamic Insurance] the only change that has come into the picture is the change of terminology, otherwise the interest element is very much there. They just call it mark-up?
Answer : It is not permissible to edit deals that involve interest or participate in forming such contracts by being a party in the deal. Based on compulsory precaution, it is not permissible to count the contracts that involve interest. Working in banks to do any other work is permissible.
Personal Trainer
Question :

Is it prohibited for me – as a man – to work as a personal trainer in a gym?

Answer :

It is not permissible for a man to work with females if it leads to skin contact with non-Mahram women, or it leads to sexual desire that results from looking at them.

Work
Question : I am employed at the central bank of my country and my responsibilities include making correspondence with banks, categorizing each bank as good, satisfactory, or bad etc. with respect to financial position and the like. Please guide me whether my salary is permissible?
Answer : If your work in the bank does not include editing deals that involve interest or participating in forming such contracts by being a party in the deal, then working in banks is permissible. The cash bills that you receive from the government from such work as salary if they were previously owned by muslims, are called “Majhool Al-malik”. The religious obligation on it is to receive it with the intention of being on behalf of His Eminence (may Allah grant him a long life), and then intend to own it.
Work
Question : I live in a non-Muslim country. Can I work here as a pizza driver, where I have to deliver alcohol and unlawful meat?
Answer : It is impermissible to purchase or sell alcohol, meat of an animal that was not slaughtered in accordance to the sharia and meat of pig, even if the purchaser or the seller acts as an agent on behalf of someone else. However, it is permissible to deliver such prohibited items unless such act involves another prohibition, like if it encourages the committing of sins.
Serving Prohibited to Consume Meat
Question :

Is it permissible to work in a fast-food restaurant in a non-Muslim country where I serve chicken and beef as well as pork? Are my earnings and tips there lawful?

Answer :

If you were not the one who is part of the purchase contract, then it is permissible to do such work. If this work is considered despicable to you, as you are serving food that is amongst the firm prohibitions in the Islamic faith, and this would give a negative impression of you in the eyes of people around you, then it is prohibited from this aspect, since it is prohibited for the believer to cause himself to be humiliated. Otherwise, the actual action of transferring prohibited food from the seller to the buyer is not prohibited and taking payment and tips for it is permissible also.

Dealing with Pork
Question :

Is there a situation in which dealing with pork is permissible? For example, I am considering getting a job as a delivery driver but I am required to deliver pizzas which contain pork.

Answer :

If you were not the one who sells the pork, or sell the pizzas that contains the pork, but you only deliver it, then the work is permissible.

Music in a Taxi
Question :

My friend drives a mini-bus taxi in Norway, and he has a music system in the mini bus, where customers can read the text on the TV and sing songs. When he has this type of music system in the taxi, people order his taxi in advance just to sing songs. Is it allowed to accept this kind of tours?

Answer :

If the trip charges includes a part for the music and singing service, then this charge is prohibited. If the fare of the trip does not include this service, then the charge is permissible. In all cases, it is prohibited to listen to music that gives rise to enjoyment.

Working
Question : Can a person work in a kindergarten school where the children of Muslims and non-Muslims are given pork and prohibited meat?
Answer : It is permissible to work in the kindergarten if he is not serving the prohibited meat or preparing the meals that include it.