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Some people use their interest money of banks to pay off bribes to policemen (for traffic fines etc) Is this permissible according to the Shariah ?

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Some people use their interest money of banks to pay off bribes to policemen (for traffic fines etc) Is this permissible according to the Shariah ?

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(Fatwa: 1639/1285/B=1431)

It is wajib to give the interest amount received from bank to the poor and needy ones without the intention of getting reward. It is not lawful to give this money to police or someone else as bribe.
لان سبيل الكسب الخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد على صاحبه . (شامى ج:5/ص:247)

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

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