Wants to Marry a Girl Whose Father Works in a Bank
Fatwa No: 401458

  • Fatwa Date:24-7-2019 - Thul-Qi'dah 22, 1440
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I am a doctor and the girl who i an going to marry is a doctor too. But the girls father works in a bank as a manager and says that he keeps aside some amount of money as interest because he is working in a bank. Can i marry the girl ?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

If you mean by your question that you want to know the ruling on marrying a girl whose father works in a usury-based bank, then, Islamically, there is no impediment to marrying that girl if she is committed to the religion and has a good character. Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "A woman is married for four (things), her wealth, her lineage status, her beauty and her religion." [Al-Bukhaari]

Therefore, your decision should be based on the girl's religious commitment and character and not that of her parents.

Allah Knows best.

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