I am currently a general legal practitioner (lawyer) in my country. I live in a western country with interest based loans. In my country, Islamic finance is relatively new and not accessible to the general public, including Muslims. Most muslims are buying property the conventional way applying for mortgages through riba based banks.
I would like to enter a less stressful career in the legal field and becoming a property lawyer interests me. However, I understand that drafting of riba based agreements is haram. I read somewhere that “Allah curses the one who receives interest, the one who pays interest and the one who draws up the contract” (please excuse errors as I am not 100% sure on the exact language).
A Conveyancer/Property lawyer would be the one who draws up the contract and the buyer would sign this agreement with the Conveyancer. The Conveyancer therefore acts on behalf of the riba based bank.
Before I register to write this specific exam, I would like to know whether this career path is permissible or not? There are many Muslim conveyancers in my country but I would just like to get a proper and correct answer.
Jazakallah for your time!