Working at a bank and believing it is halal

Question:

assalamu'alaikum

i know a person who considers herself to be a muslim but she works at a bank and she considers it to be halal. does this make her a kafir?
jazakallah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Answer:

Wa alaikum salam 

In principle, a person only leaves the fold of Islam by openly rejecting any of the core beliefs of Islam; likewise, a person will also leave the fold of Islam if they reject anything in the Quran once they are aware of it being present in the Quran. 
Regarding the inquiry, a person will not be considered to be denouncing Islam by holding the belief that working at a bank is halal. First and foremost not all employment positions at a bank are deemed to be impermissible. Secondly, even a person directly dealing with interest, although sinful, will not be considered a disbeliever as long as this person maintains the belief of the impermissibility of interest. 
Whenever a statement may be  interpreted in multiple ways, it will always be interpreted in a manner that does not take the speaker out of the fold of Islam.

والله اعلم

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Ahad Yousuf Ahmed

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani