Paying off dept with loan

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

My mother recently passed away and she had some dept to pay. The money I have is from a interest based loan. Will it be alright if I use the loan to pay off her dept?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

Yes, it would be permitted to pay off her debt with a loan (even unlawful-sourced) that you already have–not through the new taking of such a loan.

Faraz Rabbani

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