Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 31991
Asked Country: United Arab Emirates

Answered Date: Nov 02,2018

Title: Giving interest money to one’s needy brother to pay his university fees

Question

I got my money from the bank becuase of job change and happen to know that I had too much interest on that.

My question is, now that I have the money, can I give it to my needy brother who has to pay his university fee? He is a student in university and my father has to pay for his fee, but my father has too much difficulty in paying that amount.

My brother has no possession of himself and stays with my father.

 

Thanks. Hoping for a quick guidance

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It will be permissible to give your brother, who is needy, the interest money to pay off his university fees[1].

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 


[1]  حاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 385)

ويردونها على أربابها إن عرفوهم ، وإِلا تصدقوا بها لِأَن سبِيل الكسب الْخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد على صاحبه

 

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق (8/ 229)

وإلا يتصدقوا به؛ لأن سبيل الكسب الخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد

 

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق (6/ 27)

وإلا تصدقوا بها؛ لأن سبيل الكسب الخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد على صاحبه.

 

احسن الفتاوى (7/ 16)

فتاوى محموديه (16/ 381)

 

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