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I would like to know if I can pay off the interest of my mortgage with interest received from my savings account?

Answer

Interest monies must be given to the poor and needy who are eligible to
accept Zakaat without the intention of reward. However, interest received
from government institutes, eg. post office could be used to offset
government taxes. Interest received from private banks cannot be used to
offset taxes. It may be used to offset interest charged from the same bank.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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