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Are My Prayers Invalid While I Am Paying Interests?

Answered as per Shafi'i Fiqh by Seekersguidance.org

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Question: Assalam alaykum,

I have student loans that are accruing interest. I have not been able to pay them. Do I have to redo every single prayers that I have done during these loans?

Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam

If the prayer was offered correctly, with all conditions and requirements fulfilled, then it is considered valid. The fact that you may or may not have a loan accruing interest does in no way effect the status of your prayer.

Regarding your interest loan, you should try your utmost to repay it as soon as possible. If you are not by the financial means to pay the loan, you may consider approaching a Zakah organization and request assistance from them in this regard.

May Allah increase you in faith and closeness to Him.

And Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan

Shaykh Abdurragmaan
received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.

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