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salaam i live in america it is halal to work as a cashier when the consumer may pay the money by the credit card? you know the credit card is a loan from reba bank or reba-free bank thank you جزاك الله خيرا

الجواب حامداومصليا

It is permissible to accept credit card payment even if the bearer of credit card has an agreement of Riba with his credit provider. Having an agreement of Riba with one's credit provider does not affect the validity of transaction when the transaction itself has no link with Riba (interest) and it is void of all forms of violations of Islamic rules of trade.

Furthermore, if the credit card bearer makes his payments in full by the due date then interest does not accrue.

A Muslim who uses a credit card, should ensure making the payment of entire outstanding balance in full by the due date in order to avoid accrual of any insterest charges.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Ikram ul Haq

Fatwa Center of America