Becoming a data analyst

Q: I want to become a data analyst, I am choosing a field, I have cherry picked the top most valuable & highest paying field they are:

1. Finance & Banking
2. IT Companies:
3. Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Now I wanna choose a highest rewarding field too.

My question: "Narrated by Ibn 'Abbas (radhiyallahu anhuma): The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) cursed the one who consumes riba (usury or interest), the one who gives it, the one who records it, and the two witnesses to the transaction, and he said, 'They are all alike (in sin).'" (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Now if I become a financial data analyst, most probably I may have to record about any such possible riba transactions taken or given by company/banks etc.. Wont I be the sinner

2. Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. does it applicable to my role as Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences data analyst. it may also explore my way to have a Islamic finance field innovation.

3. Data analyst in IT companies play a significant role in developing technology and improving business operations, also it lead to me to gain more salary making me to give charity & other acts.

I would like to have your opinion on the best job role which you think will be with your islamic knowledge.

A: Why get yourself involved in a curse? Apart from riba being absolute filth, it is a curse. Even the one who records the entry, he is also under divine curse.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)