Getting involved in interest

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My dad bought a phone on a credit card. If the bill is payed within 54 days then no interest is charged. However my dad couldn’t pay the money within that time so now the total bill is 95 rials whereas the phone’s price was 85 rial. Now we want to get rid of this card but we have to pay the bill to finish off the sunscription. So please guide us.


A: Immediately pay off the bill and sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for getting involved in the grave sin of riba and make a firm resolve that you will never repeat this in the future.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)