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.
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.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)