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Paying speeding fines with interest money

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Q: My daughter is a university student and has accrued traffic fines which she was not aware of. It is only now almost a year late when I called I found out of 40 outstanding fines. The manner in which I found out was unfair. It’s too late to apply for a discount. Can I pay with interest money?


A: According to some Ulama’ it is permissible to use interest money for paying speeding fines.

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, 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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