Taking loans on interest in India

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: From my understanding, scholars in India at one point gave a fatwa that it is permissible to take loans on interest, mainy because they were living in darul harb?

From my understanding Imam Muhammad and Imam Abu Hanifah was a proponent of that position. This position is the dominant opinion in the Hanafi Madhab?

I am asking because this is a fatwa that is in the works in my local community. I have never taken loans in my life and I don’t plan on it but I would like to understand the topic further.


A: You are misinformed.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)