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Giving more then the due amount

Q: I had to give 400 RS to my friend, so I gave him 500 rupees but some hours later he gave me back 300 rupees. So the extra 200 rupees actually belong to him and initially I told him to keep it but he refused. My question is can I use this amount for my personal use and for eating purposes as I dont know whether this is interest based money or not.

Bismillaah

A: If there was no precondition of receiving the extra 200 and he only gave it to you as a gift, it will be permissible for you to accept it.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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