Alhamdulillah! I am in the process of possibly thinking of stepping down from my position at work for the sake of Allah. I was suggested to first clarify that my position is haram, before I take that step. Inshallah, you can help me understand if it is necessary for me to step down or not. I work in the bank. It is not an Islamic bank. My position is titled as, "Customer Sales and Service Representative". My position requires me to do the following:
Inshalhah, please suggest what I should do. Is my position halal or haram? Thank you in advance to help me with my efforts to please Allah.
الجواب وباللہ التوفیق
Islam prohibits any type of dealings with interest; either taking or giving. Based on the description of your job, responsibilities given on page 1, you do deal in distributing interest. This is prohibited in any case. Secondly, your salary given to you based on the income of the bank which is derived completely from interest based transactions. Thus, based on the above two reasons it is better if you look for another employment, in other Halal companies (outside of the banking, insurance, gambling, alcohol industries etc.)
As soon as you do find an alternative source of employment (even if your salary is not comparable) you should quit this job and take the other one.
واللہ اعلم بالصواب