Using a credit card

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Q: I have a credit card. When I become cash strapped I resort to the credit card due to ease of access and I always try to pay the debt on the credit card within 55 days as before this, there is no interest charged. However, buying/relying on this facility makes me feel impoverished and fearful of consuming things that I can pay for later. What do you advise me to do? Use the credit card and ensure that I always pay for the debt within the non-interest period? It is permissable to use credit cards?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)