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Question # : 167425


Can interest amount be paid to help a person in debt? If person cousin brother and he is in debt. but not sure he telling of debt is true or not. If interest amount given to him without telling him. Also what if he spends this amount on self/ family?

Answer : 167425

Published on: Jan 21, 2019

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 535/443/B=05/1440)


It is mandatory to give interest amount to poor (who does not own wealth equal to nisab) without an intention of reward. Thus, in the question mentioned above, if the said person is not sahib-e-nisab then you may give him interest amount without an intention of reward whether he is debtor or not. Thereafter, the said person may spend that money on him or on his family or wherever he wishes. You may give such money without telling him so that the person does not feel shy.

لأن سبيل الكسب الخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد على صاحبه . (رد المحتار، فصل في البيع 9/553، ط: زكريا)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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