Fatwa: # 38952
Category: Business Matters
Country: Kuwait
Date: 31st January 2019

Title

Accruing interest on purpose to give to the poor

Question

Assalam Walikum, 

I understand that Interest money is Haram in Islam. However i want to know if it is permissible to deposit money in fixed deposit in bank where we gain interest with an intension to donate this monet to poor people. My intenion is only to help poor people with such interest money.

Answer

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

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

Brother in Islaam,

Your intention is noble. However, it is important that we execute our good intentions according to the dictates of Shari’ah. Interest money is impure. It is not permissible to willingly accrue interest money or invest interest money to earn more and give it to the poor people. Interest money must be given away as soon as possible to the poor and needy without the intention of attaining reward[1].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[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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