Taking house on rent by paying advance amount

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I am living in Navi Mumbai giving rent of 13000 per month and I have given advance of 50000 which would return when I leave this rented property. Now I have chance to increase my advance to 5 lakh rupees which would reduce my rent to 2000 per month and 5 lakh would get return whenever I leave with prior notice. Is it legal for me to do the same?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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(Fatwa: 1252/1155/SN=11/1438)


According to Shariah it is not lawful to get a house on 2000 monthly rent (which is very small as usual) by paying five lakh rupees in advance. It is a form of getting benefit from loan which Hadith speaks to avoid.

كل قرض جر منفعة فهو ربا (مصنف ابن ابى شيبه)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband