Paying back a loan with haraam money

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Q: My cousin is buying a house. He asked if I could write him a cheque for a certain amount and he would give me cash. My question is, if the cash he gave me is (maybe) from a haraam source, is that money still halaal for me? As I gave him my halaal money.


A: If there is no conclusive evidence that the money is haraam then it is not correct for you to regard it as haraam.

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


Answered by:

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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