Accountant preparing financial statements

Q: In the accounting professional an accountant must prepare financial statements for clients. Clients may go ahead and use these statements to get a interest based loan to run their business. How should a Muslim accountant (self employed) work to ensure his earnings are permissible in a non-Muslim country people deal with interest commonly?

A: There is no sin in preparing the financial statements. What the businessman does later on is not the accountant's responsibility.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)