Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 38079
Asked Country: Japan

Answered Date: May 21,2018

Title: Accumulated interest in the bank account


Asmkm Mufti sab

I work for an organization they pay me 1000USD credited in my bank account i am working since 2006 .In last 10 years i withdraw my salary amount from bank .Many times a quarterly intrest from bank is credited one of my friend conveyed that this amount can be considered as minimmum balance that is to be maintained from bank but unfortunately i sometimes i withraw complete amount(including intrest) balance .I have in my mind one fine day i will go and meet bank manager and ask/query him total interest paid to me ang give to poor(without sawab).Kindly let me know the  amout that i have withdrawn fully includes interest amount a well as i am having intention that one fine day i will payback bank intrest after taking confirmation from manager about total intrest credited in my account in last 10 year which is a nominal amount.

If the amount withdraw is haraam or halal if it is haraam what is kaffara for me


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, one cannot derive benefit from interest money. [1]

Interest money must be disposed of to the poor and needy without the intention of reward. [2]

You need to calculate the interest money accumulated and dispose it as soon as possible and make Tawbah and Istighfaar for the sin you have committed and make a firm resolve never to involve yourself in Riba based transactions.

You should meet with the bank manager and enquire from him how much interest was paid by you. If you used that money, then you should give that amount as sadaqah to the poor and needy.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (3/ 61)  [1] 

لأن الربا هو الفضل المستحق لأحد المتعاقدين في المعاوضة الخالي عن عوض شرط فيه


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (5/ 169)

لأن الربا هو الفضل الخالي عن العوض، وحقيقة الشروط الفاسدة هي زيادة ما لا يقتضيه العقد ولا يلائمه فيكون فيه فضل خال عن العوض وهو الربا بعينه اهـ ملخصا


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (5/ 166)

(قوله كل قرض جر نفعا حرام) أي إذا كان مشروطا كما علم مما نقله عن البحر، وعن الخلاصة وفي الذخيرة وإن لم يكن النفع مشروطا في القرض، فعلى قول الكرخي لا بأس به



البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (8/ 229) [2]

 وَيَرُدُّونَهُ عَلَى أَرْبَابِهِ إنْ عَرَفُوهُمْ، وَإِلَّا يَتَصَدَّقُوا بِهِ؛ لِأَنَّ سَبِيلَ الْكَسْبِ الْخَبِيثِ التَّصَدُّقُ إذَا تَعَذَّرَ الرَّدُّ


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 385)

 ويردونها على أربابها إن عرفوهم، وإلا تصدقوا بها لأن سبيل الكسب الخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد على صاحبه


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