Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 39431
Asked Country: Indonesia

Answered Date: Jan 17,2018

Title: I think I’m using items from a Haraam source.


Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

I have some question that bothering me for now, i've got several things like electric bike, motorcycles and a house that is probably my father got it from riba source. Suppose that was true, i already used them for work and business. I've read some articles that if we possesses something haraam that anything derived from it became haraam. That would mean everything that i got from that things, for example i got my salary, i bought computers, smartphone, money i earned, all would became haraam right? This is very very annoying, please guide me for this.

Thank you very much


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

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

Your question about riba is a sign of your Imaan, Alhamdulillah. However, it is also incorrect to regard something as Haraam without clear proof. The items you refer to cannot be declared Haraam by the mere probability that your father got them from riba.[i] The principle you refer to that everything that is derived from Haraam is also Haraam is not general.[ii] Therefore, it is incorrect to assume that your salary, computers, smartphone and money earned through the items given by your father are all Haraam to use.

Shaytaan attacks a person by whispering baseless thoughts and doubts into his heart. Do not give in to the whispers of Shaytaan. Follow the clear guidelines of Shari'ah.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mizanur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa
West Bromwich, England, UK  

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i]  فتح القدير، كمال الدين محمد بن عبد الواحد السيواسي المعروف بابن الهمام (المتوفى: 861هـ)، دار الفكر، بيروت، لبنان (4/ 35)

وأجيب بأن هذا متروك في جميع صور التردد في الأمر، فإنه لو شك في انتقاض طهارته جاء فيه أن على اعتبار الانتقاض تحرم الصلاة وعلى اعتبار عدمه تحل ومع هذا لا تترجح الحرمة وإن كان مبنى الصلاة على الاحتياط لأن الشك لا يوجب شيئا إنما ذلك في تعارض دليل الحرمة مع دليل الحل فالاحتياط العمل بدليل الحرمة، أما هنا لو اعتبرنا الحرمة لم نعمل بدليل بل بالشك، وهناك يقع العمل بالدليل، والله سبحانه أعلم.


[ii]  الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار)، محمد أمين بن عمر بن عبد العزيز عابدين الدمشقي (المتوفى: 1252هـ)، دار الفكر، بيروت، لبنان (6/ 385)

(قوله وفي الأشباه إلخ) قال الشيخ عبد الوهاب الشعراني في كتاب المنن: وما نقل عن بعض الحنفية من أن الحرام لا يتعدى إلى ذمتين سألت عنه الشهاب ابن الشلبي فقال: هو محمول على ما إذا لم يعلم بذلك، أما من رأى المكاس يأخذ من أحد شيئا من المكس، ثم يعطيه آخر ثم يأخذه من ذلك الآخر فهو حرام اهـ. وفي الذخيرة: سئل أبو جعفر عمن اكتسب ماله من أمر السلطان والغرامات المحرمة، وغير ذلك هل يحل لمن عرف ذلك أن يأكل من طعامه؟ قال: أحب إلي في دينه أن لا يأكل ويسعه حكما إن لم يكن غصبا أو رشوة اهـ


فتاوی محمودیۃ، مفتی محمود حسن گنگوہی (المتوفى:1416هـ)، جامعۃ فاروقيۃ، کراچی، پاکستان (18/417)


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