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Giving a little extra when paying back a loan

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Q: If a person has a debt owing to another person and they pay them back a little more than they originally owed them, e.g they owed £90 but gave them £100 back, out of nothing more than goodness, is this considered riba? Must the exact amount be paid back?


A: If this is not a practice in vogue and it is not conditional then it is not riba.

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

Answered by:

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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