Working for a commodity trader

Assalaam u alaykum

Please could you advise on whether it is halal to work as a commercial analyst for a commodity trader in the oil and gas industry.

The company will deal in future trading.

As the commercial analyst, no trading will be carried out and will be focussed on sales reporting etc.


Assalaamu alaykum,

Of course, it is always better to abstain completely from Shariah non compliant activities. If you are not involved in the purchasing and you are not instrumental in purchasing futures, but you are only reporting the sales etc, there is concession to work in such a role but better to find something completely detached from unlawful sectors and products.

Allah knows best

Assallaam u alaykum Mufti

Jazakallah for the response and insight.

May you be rewarded for sharing your knowledge.

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