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Is it Permissible to Take Gifts or Money from an Individual who Deals in Interest? Shaikh Rabee’

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Many questions often arise regarding those who take interest, whether it be a father or brother or friend, and whether it is permissible to accept gifts or money from them, the following is the answer of Shaikh Rabee’ حفظه الله to this issue taken from his explanation of “Sharh as-Sunnah of al-Imam al-Barbahaary”:

Q: “What is the ruling on taking gifts from a man who has wealth from interest?”

A: “Do not take it, [and actually] the scholars have mentioned details regarding haraam [unlawful and impermissible] wealth generally, interest based or otherwise. If the majority of his wealth is halaal [lawful and permissible] then take from him…they [the scholars] said the ruling is upon the majority. If the majority is halaal, then take it [gifts etc] from him, and you can seek to take a loan from him, and you can deal with him in his wealth on affairs of this nature. However, if the majority of his wealth is haraam then it is not permissible for you to take anything from him, neither gifts nor food nor anything”.

(عون الباري ببيان ما تضمنه شرح السنة للإمام البربهاري ص784)

Using Interest Money to Pay Off Taxes – Shaikh al-Fawzan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Questions often arise regarding taxation and payment of it; the following is a question posed to Shaikh al-Fawzan on the issue:

Q: “I live in a country that takes taxes from us, and unfairly, so is it allowed for me to pay them using interest money?”

A: “Why are you involved in interest in the first place?! Are you engaged in taking interest so you can pay the taxes! This is not permissable, this is haraam. If they compel you to pay taxes then pay them – and return your affair and complaint to Allah – and the sin is upon them, you need to free yourself from punishment [i.e additional fines etc in the case of non-payment], you are compelled to pay the taxes. As for involving yourself in interest and then saying you wish to pay the taxes with it!?… [then this is] cleaning an impurity with another impurity! This is not permissible”.

[via Sahab]