Paying of taxes with interest money.

Q: The haraam of corruption is so deep routed into the system so much so no work can be achieved especially from government organisations without paying the ransom money [bribe]. This is demanded as a rule and even what is rightly due to us cannot be obtained without giving into to this zulm. Under these circumstances can one pay off this amount with interest money obtained from the banks instead of paying from our hard earned halaal sources?


A: Some Ulama have allowed the paying of taxes with interest money.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)