Q: What is the Islamic ruling with reference please of the following. In the united kingdom the new £5 notes have become quite popular in being sold because of serial numbers such as AK47 AND AAA etc. The ulama have ruled its not jaiz to sell because it comes under riba. Can you please confirm and give references.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.