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  • Needs a bank loan to pay for the marriage of his sister Date: 2-12-2003

    I need to pay for the marriage of my sister, I am on the job. Can I get a bank loan?.. More

  • Made repentance but has to pay lots of interests Date: 1-11-2003

    I've been praying since the beginning of this year and I'm trying my best to be a good Muslim Insha Allah. My question is: when I came to Austria I was blind totally unaware of what's Halal and what's Haram and I took a lot of credits from an Austrian bank and now I have to pay bank with lots of interests. First I thought Riba is only when you put.. More

  • Repentance and firm resolution to give Riba up are the solution Date: 27-9-2003

    I took a car by taking a loan from the bank as we were in need of it very much, my company will pay all the interest over for four years, as I understand that the interest is Riba and is Haram. If I pay each and every penny I am receiving as interest to help the poor and the needy; is my salary/income still Haram and am I still committing a sin. How.. More

  • Uncle paying his niece's education from Riba Date: 13-9-2003

    My younger sister who is a very pious lady (al-Hamdu Lillah) would like to take higher education in Europe and since we cannot afford the tuition fee our uncle agrees to pay for it. We understand that the money he will pay is the one he is receiving as interest in foreign banks. Is it Halal for my sister to take this education from this interest money.. More

  • Selling a house bought with interest in Australia Date: 11-9-2003

    I live in Australia. I took out a home loan through a bank which deals with interest. I can rent, but the loan repayments make it easier for me to buy then rent, as the rent is almost double the repayments. If I do sell my home to get rid of the interest and rent I will get extra money from when I bought my house due to increase in the value of the.. More

  • Repaying bank's loans Date: 1-9-2003

    I live in the UK since 1997, since that time I have studying two years for language and three for my PhD. My banks offered me two loans and some credit cards (borrowing money with interest), and I took the money and I spent it on my tuition fees and living for the last three years. Now I cannot pay, as I could not find a job after I finished my degree... More

  • Taking a bank loan to help an unemployed friend with a family Date: 1-9-2003

    I have taken a loan from bank for my very good married friend who was in a very desperate situation. He has no job and has a wife and two children. He agrees with me that after finding a job to pay me the loan on installments. Now I have to make payments on this loan. Am I guilty of wrong if my intention is purely to help him? .. More

  • Some of her mother's bank earnings paid for her education Date: 23-6-2003

    I would like to ask you about two things: 1) My mother was working in a bank now she is retired and a part of her work was Halal can she eat from this part? 2) My mother was helping my father for my education, so is my diploma Halal or Haram? I feel that I don't have the right to work with it. So what must I do? Can I give the money that equals what.. More

  • Wants to sell mortgaged house over father's objections Date: 19-5-2003

    I live in USA and I borrowed an amount of money from a bank to buy a house for my family. I'm repaying this loan by monthly installments with its interest. I have been doing so for more than 2 years. But I realized that this is forbidden in Islam and I decided to sell the house even with the same amount of money that I owe to the bank. But my father.. More

  • Questionable financial practices in UN Date: 21-4-2003

    I work one of the United Nations Organizations in Somalia. I would like to ask you the following very important questions:I work as an accountant and I do all financial related tasks. Our headquarters is in Nairobi Kenya. This organization has a number of sub-offices in Somalia and implements number of projects in this country. When this UN organization.. More

  • Pay later but with increased payments Date: 21-4-2003

    I live in the USA. I want to go to a school to get a training to drive big trucks, so I can work as driver. All schools require the full payment for this training at the beginning, but if you can't pay the full price you can pay after you finish training but with a certain interest added to the payment. Is the interest added count as Riba? .. More

  • Eating where an interest loan is taken Date: 15-1-2003

    I have a job with sufficent salary to take care of me and I live away from my family. But every weekend I pay a visit to my family. Anyway my father deals with interests, he has taken a loan thus pays interest. When I go home on the weekend I have to eat from my home, of course. What should I do?. I know food from interest is haram but if I don't eat.. More

  • Financial dealing with one whose wealth is a mixture of Halal and Haram Date: 11-12-2002

    If I tutor the son of banker, English lessons, is it Halal to take the money he pays me for the tutoring? I don't know where all his money comes from, but I know that he is a bank director, so his money, (I suppose) is Riba! Please guide me may Allah guide you!.. More

  • Helping in mortgage payments Date: 2-12-2002

    My main concern is that mortgage payments contain (Riba) interest, I wanted to know if it is ok for me to pay for my brother's mortgage for his house from the money provided by him, also keeping in mind that I don't live in that house. Please let me know if I am incurring any sin?.. More

  • Different views about Riba Date: 1-12-2002

    I would like to know the reason for the different views concerning Riba in order to get a house. Some Ulamah allow Riba as Qaradhawi , and others forbid it. .. More