Using interest money to pay off interest from a bank

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Q: My father had started a Hajj agent work but one of his agents made a big fraud and because of him,  my father suffered a huge loss as he needed to pay back his customer the amount which he took for the Hajj Package. Now to pay off this, my father kept our house papers in the bank and is taking money to pay off the people. I am his son and I have a certain amount in my bank for which I have got interest in my account. Is it possible to use my interest money to pay off the interest money of my father in the bank but not his loan. He will pay for the loan or we will pay for it together but there is a huge interest to pay for the amount. Is it permissible for me to use my interest money for my banks interest.


A: Yes, it is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)