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Is it mandatory for a Muslim to check the source of money he/she is getting? I mean, if a … payee, then what’s wrong in taking interest from banks?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
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Is it mandatory for a Muslim to check the source of money he/she is getting? I mean, if a person/company gives me money, is it mandatory to check the source of income of that person/company? If yes, then how can Muslims do Govt. job in a non-Muslim country as the income of the non-Muslim Govt. is a mixture of halal and haram income. Allah has forbidden people from mixing good with bad and there is no way that one can distinguish bad money (Generated from haram business of others) from good money in a non-Muslim country. But, if it is not mandatory to check the source of income of the payee, then what’s wrong in taking interest from banks?

Answer:

Ref. No. 961/41-105 B

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

If you know a person whose whole or major source of income is from haram, then it is not permissible to accept gifts from him. But if you have no knowledge about his income whether being haram or halal, then you can accept gifts from him and you are not obliged to check the source of his income.

Doing a job in a non-Muslim country is allowed. Government’s income maybe Halal and Haram for government itself, but for an employee whatever he receives from the government is his wage paid in exchange for his work.

As far as the Interest money is concerned it is Haram whether it is received from bank or other sources, whatsoever.

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

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