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Using interest money to release prisoners

Q: Can we utilize saving bank accounts interest money to release non-habitual prisoners, advocate fees and legal aid staffs salary who work on this project either Muslim or Non-Muslim? 


A: You may give it to the deserving prisoner or use it for his need with his consent.

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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