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Question ID: 732 Category: Business Dealings
Working in IT Department of Insurance Company

Assalaamualaikum-
Question I have is :

I am subcontracted by a Insurance company in USA in the IT Department to develop software database warehouse of information to and fro from different software applications.I work on my employer payroll, my employer has sub contracted with another vendor and that another vendor is sub contracted by the insurance company.I work from insurance company premises.Insurance company deals with different insurances offerings like home, auto,life etc. My employer is a separate software development firm engaged in products development and services to several non insurance clients also.


It appears to me that my role is not direct day to day real transactions. However it is a back end job of archived information stored in datawarehouse as a kind of maintainenace and future forecasting, budgeting information.

Is the money that i am earning Halal.Is their any restriction on using salary for expenses of self, family, sadaqah, charity or masjid donations etc.

You could call me if you need to talk more details reg my question.

Thanks for all the efforts you are putting to answer the questions. May Allah reward you for it.

JazakaAllahu Khairan.

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

A software for an insurance company which is not used in direct dealing of interest based transactions, rather it is used only for reporting purposes, the income earned by designing and developing such software is considered correct.

واللہ اعلم بالصواب