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Question: I am a computer programmer involved mainly with software development and websites. I often work on a contract basis for consultants providing services to other companies. Clients of these companies vary from manufacturers to retailers to financial institutions, etc. My confusion is on whether it I ok for me to deal with financial institutions even though I am not directly employed by them. I cannot pick and choose the clients I wish to deal with. My work does not involve dealing with interest.

If, as you have stated, you are simply providing services of software and website support, so long as you do not deal directly with interest or Haraam (unlawful) products, you are permitted to continue your work. In Islam we are not questioned about things on which we have no control, nor would we be accountable for things that may or may not happen in our absence.

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