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Can bank interest be used in free public welfare work?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
(1) Can bank interest money be given to a poor Muslim?
(2) I am planning to buy an ambulance for public welfare. Can I use bank interest money with the money I have kept for buying ambulance for poor & needy? Please guide me.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 390/312/B=3/1439)

 

(1) Yes, you may give him.

(2) It is not lawful to include interest amount in the amount which you have saved for buying ambulance. It is not lawful to spend interest money for public welfare.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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