My wife and I bought the flat that we stay in using a bond from a bank. I have since learnt the great evil that riba is. What should I do now? Some people have told me that in South Africa a bond is an evil necessity and that I should try and pay the bond off as quickly as I can. My feeling is that I should sell the flat as soon as possible and settle the bond now. What advice do you have for me?
Since this flat is your primary residence, I suggest you pay off the bond as
quickly as possible instead of selling it.
If this is not your primary residence, sell it up and pay off the bond.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Muhammad Kadwa
CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai