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Can i go for hajj on bank earning?

sir I had been working in the j&k bank from last ten years, and I know it is haranm to work in band. And I have a strong desire to go for hajj, with the salary that I have earned from the bank. Can I go for hajj on this earning

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Allah says in the Quran: But those who devour 'riba' become like the one whom Shaitaan has bewitched and maddened by his touch. They have been condemned to this condition because they say, "Trade is just like 'riba", whereas Allah has made trade halaal and 'riba' haraam. Henceforth, if one abstains from taking 'riba' after receiving this admonition from his Lord, no legal action shall be taken against him regarding the 'riba' he had devoured before: his case shall ultimately go to Allah. But if one repeats the same crime even after this, he shall go to Hell, where he shall abide forever! Allah deprives 'riba' of all blessing but will give increase for deeds of charity, and Allah does not like an ungrateful, sinful person. QURAN [2:274-276]

From the above guidance of Quran, it is clear that a trade is not haram until & unless it does not deal with riba (or anything prohibited by Allah & his messenger (pbuh)), & it is riba that is declared haram by Allah and his messenger (pbuh). You can analyze the severity of the sin & the anger of Allah against those who deal with riba in the below verse of quran.

Allah says in the Quran: O Believers!, fear Allah and give up that 'riba' which is still due to you, if you are true believers. But if you do not do so, then you are warned of the declaration of war against you by Allah and His Messenger! QURAN [2:278]

When Allah and His Messenger (saws) have declared something forbidden, then to derive any income from such an establishment would also be forbidden.

Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib Ali heard Allah's Messenger (saws) invoke the curse of Allah on those who took usury, those who paid it, those who recorded it, and those who refused to give sadaqah. Al-Tirmidhi [2829]

Thus it is forbidden for a believer to work in the conventional banks as they are the organizations that deal with riba or interest.

Someone performing Hajj with unlawfully gained money may technically fulfill his prescribed duty of pilgrimage, but according to the majority of the scholars, he will be guilty of sin for doing so.

Imam Ahmad disagrees and holds that such a Hajj is not enough for a person to absolve him of his prescribed obligation, and this is more correct as the sahih hadith says:

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘O people, Allah is Good and He, therefore, accepts only that which is good!’ Sahih Muslim[Book 5 : Hadith 2214]

Also it is reported by Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "As soon as a pilgrim sets out for Hajj with a provision which is lawful, and puts his foot in the stirrup (rides his mount) and calls out: 'O, Allah! Here I am in response to Your call,' an announcer answers him from the heavens above, saying: 'Your call has been heard; you are a happy one; your provisions are lawful, your mount is lawful and your pilgrimage is free of sin and acceptable.' But, if his provisions are unlawfully gained, and he puts his foot in the stirrup and calls out: 'O Allah! Here I am in response to Your call,' an announcer from the heavens above answers him back, saying: 'Your call is not accepted; nor are you welcome; your food is unlawful; your provisions are unlawful; and your pilgrimage is not free of sin and is unacceptable."' Al-Munzhri says: "This is reported by At-Tabarani in Al-Awsat, and also by Al-Asbahani in a mursal hadith from Aslam, the freed slave of 'Umar bin al-Khattab."

Thus It would not be permissible for one to go for hajj on the wealth one has earned from the conventional bank, whose primary business is in the dealing of interest.

Dear brother fear allah, it would be best for you to seek repentance of Allah, and resign from the j&kbank job, search for another job as per your talent, Allah will surely help you, for Allah loves those who turn to him in repentance.

But if you don’t fear Allah and don’t leave the ‘riba’, then there is no one who can prevent you from the wrath of Allah, and in the end you will be a looser for sure.

O Believers!, fear Allah and give up that 'riba' which is still due to you, if you are true believers. But if you do not do so, then you are warned of the declaration of war against you by Allah and His Messenger! QURAN [2:278]

And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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