Sat 7 Jm1 1435 - 8 March 2014
accountant works balancing the books for a company. He writes down the
figures and calculates the expenses and profits, etc… Among the figures
which the accountant write down is the amount of interest – in figures
– which the company takes from the bank in return for the balance in
their account. He does not deposit anything in the bank and he does not
ask the bank for the ribaa (interest). But he calculates all the figures
for the company – only by writing them down – such as wages etc. and
the price of raw materials, and this figure is included in that. Is simply
writing down this figure in the final statement haraam?
Praise be to Allaah.
We put this question
to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him,
Yes (it is haraam), because it is included in the general meaning of the
hadeeth: the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
cursed the one who consumes ribaa, the one who gives it, the two who
witness it and the one who writes it down.”
And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid