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My father & he is of the opinion that this money is just like profit in any business.

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I have a got query regarding the interest given by banks. In india, almost all banks give some amount of money as interest every quartely. I am under the impression that this money earned is haraam. I was discussing this aspect with my father & he is of the opinion that this money is just like profit in any business & just that it is termed as interest. But in actuality, if u see the process behind this it is as follows. We give some amount of money to the bank to be kept in safe custody, the bank utilises this money for their business & the profit earned they share it with the account holders in the form what is called as interest. Same applies to fixed deposit as well. If this is the case, then isint this money halaal ?? I am a bit confused with it. Please do help me with an answer keeping the Quran & sunnah in mind.

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Bank interest is profit

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

The fixed rate of return as interest one receives by simply placing the funds in an interest-bearing account in a conventional bank puts the full risk on the shoulders of the person who borrows the funds from the bank on interest. Regardless of whether the person who borrows the money from the bank makes a profit or a loss, the account holder is liable to receive a fixed rate of returnIslam guides that such a transaction is absolutely unfair and unjust and puts the well-being of the borrower in severe risk, while the other party simply sits and sucks the blood of the borrower!

 


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 274-276:

But those who devour riba become like the one whom Shaitaan has bewitched and maddened by his touch. They have been condemned to this condition because they say, Trade is just like riba, whereas Allah has made trade halaal and riba haraam. Henceforth, if one abstains from taking riba after receiving this admonition from his Lord, no legal action shall be taken against him regarding the riba he had devoured before: his case shall ultimately go to Allah. But if one repeats the same crime even after this, he shall go to Hell, where he shall abide for ever! Allah deprives riba of all blessing and develops charity, and Allah does not like an ungrateful, sinful person.

 

Allah says further in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 278:

O Believers!, fear Allah and give up that riba which is still due to you, if you are true believers. But if you do not do so, then you are warned of the declaration of war against you by Allah and His Messenger!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisa verse 161:

That they took riba, although they were forbidden. And that they devoured mens substance

wrongfully. We have prepared for those among them who reject faith a grievous punishment (of Hell Fire)!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 130-132:

130 O ye who believe! Devour not riba doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah; that ye may (really) prosper.

131 Fear the Fire which is prepared for those who reject faith.

132 And obey Allah and the Messenger; that ye may obtain mercy.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2829 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib

Ali said he heard Allah's Messenger (saws) invoke the curse of Allah on those who took usury, those who paid it, those who recorded it, and those who refused to give sadaqah.

 

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, Allah and His Messenger (saws) have declared every aspect and every manifestation of the abomination of riba as absolutely forbidden and unlawful for the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day; thus let no one in creation convince you otherwise!!!

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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