Supporting Software in potentially haram industries?

Asalaamu alaikum,

I have two job offers. Both are for software support. One is with a company that helps life insurance and financial companies “We automate processing for every stage of the business - from pre-sales, new business and underwriting to policy administration, point-of-sale execution, post-sale support and data analytics”. As it would involve supporting software that does underwriting, is this halal?

The second offer is with a child company of the London Stock Exchange, this company “helps firms to reduce operational and regulatory risk through a range regulatory reporting, reference data and analytics solutions.”. Would this be halal as it is only involved in reporting and not the actual selling of stocks and shares?

Wa alaykum salaam,

The second job description sounds more in line with Shariah principles than the first.

Allah knows best

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