Fatwa: # 42129
Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Country:
Date: 24th March 2019

Title

Disposing of interest money to poor Muslims

Question

As Salaamu Alaikum wrwbwa rahmatullahi wa barkat mufti sahab,

May Allah(swt) reward you with the best of both the world for this Noble act of yours. I have a question regarding interest money. 

Is it allowed to give away the interest money accumulated in the bank account to Muslim brothers/sistes without the intention of thawab?

Appreciate your time and response

Answer

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

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

Aameen to your duas.

It is permissible to dispose of interest money to poor and needy Muslims without the intention of reward. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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

 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

 

دار العلوم ديو بند جلد2    ص703

فتاؤي محمؤديه   جلد24   ص404

 

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