Fatwa: # 35857
Category: Financial Transactions
Country: United States
Date: 12th August 2016


Working as hotel manager


My husband works as a hotel manager. The hotel was bought through financing and involves mortgage payments to a bank. My husband's father is the hotel's owner. Even though my husband is working as an employee and receives a pay for his work, are his earnings halal?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuhu

There are two issues in the query. The financing of the hotel and your husbands employment as a manager.

It was not permissible to finance the hospital through conventional mechanisms as that involves paying interest which is prohibited and constitutes a sin. However. Your husband’s employment as a manager is a different issue. The impermissible financing of the hotel does not affect the halal status of your husband’s income as a manager of the hotel.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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