Disposing of interest money

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Q: If a person gets interest money from a bank or a pension account then to whom should the interest money be given? Is it allowed to give the interest money to one’s son or daughter or a relative?


A: No, he should dispose of it by giving it to the poor without the intention of receiving any reward.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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