[Fatwas of the Imam Mahdi about the banks]
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Imam Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni
09 – 09 – 1433 AH
28 – 07 – 2012 AD
More of the fatwa about working in the banks in general and depositing the money in it..
In the name of Allah the All Merciful, the Most Merciful, prayer of forgiveness and peace be upon my grandfather Mohammad messenger of Allah and his virtuous family and all the Muslims till judgement day, after this..
I issue fatwa with that there is no straitness against the employees in the banks in general, and the working person is just an employee earning his wage and Allah would never reckon the person on a payroll (about) where from he earned the money and who gave him the salary. And if the employee or the worker for someone refuses to take his salary until he tells him who gave him the salary where from he earned it, in that case the life cycle would have stopped in every thing, and Allah would not make the people subservient to one another, if workers did work for one of the wealthy people until when he wanted to give them their salary justly; do they have the right to say to the owner of the job: We do not take the money earned from forbidden (way), so it is necessary to prove for us where did you earn this money so we know from where you earned this money in order for us to know; have you earned it from forbidden (method) or from lawful? O people does this make sense? But it does not concern the worker from where the employer earned his money. Only when he carries forbidden merchandise as like that one of drug dealer says to him: I want you to carry a kilo of drugs or hashish or heroin or any of the drugs that is causes absence of the mind from its visualizing (the right from wrong), then he say to the worker: “Carry it to such place and I will give you plenty of reward (lots of money) such and such”. Verily here it should not be for the worker to carry the kilo of drugs or hashish or heroin or any of the forbidden things that makes the mind absent from his behavior, so it is not permissible for the worker to do so, to the fact he participated in harming the society and attracting disasters to them.
Perhaps one of the questioners would like to interrupt me then say: “O Nasser Mohammad, I work in a restaurant of Arab and foreign foods but included of what is sold in the restaurant drinks of liquor (intoxicants), is there no burden against me to carry it to the customer?”. Then the Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni replies to him and I say: You have the right to say to the owner of the restaurant: I will carry to the customers all what the customer requests of food and drinks except the liquor or pig meat, so assign others with that and pardon me from that as respect for my belief, surely I am a Muslim, I do not carry what Allah forbade to give it to someone. And if the owner of the restaurant or the buffet refused but to carry to customer the liquor or the pig meat, then leave him and his business and Allah will compensate you with a job better than that job and better wage, and whoever keep his duty to Allah, He ordains a way out for him, and gives him sustenance from where he does not imagine.
As for who deposit their money in the banks in exchange of know profit surely this is goodly lawful to the fact it included within agreement of trade in between you , the fact owner of the bank who took the money from you it is not a loan from you to the owner of the bank who is rich with ease; in fact the owner of the bank took it from you to trade with it, and for the owner bank a share of the prophet more than the share of the owner of the money, so instead of one of you to put his money in His home if it got a lot verily it better for him to place it in the investing banks even if it was with very small profit, surely that is better than his money may get exposed to theft and better security for himself and his money, so one of the mischief makers in the land and thieves might know about his money then he breaks into his home by night against him so he would kill him for taking his money from the safe. What is the matter with you, how can you judge — O you who forbid for the Muslims from depositing the money in the banks? Those who say against Allah what they do not know.
And peace be upon the messengers, and praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds..
Your brother the Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni.