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Charging a profit on a loan

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Can you charge a profit on a loan?


A. In Shariah, if a debtor takes a loan from a creditor whereby it is agreed that the debtor will pay back the creditor at a later date with an additional amount or rate, it will be tantamount to interest.

Therefore, it is impermissible and Haraam to charge a profit on a loan.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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