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Are Student Loans Halal? (Video)

20 May, 2022
Q We live in a world today where education has become a great expense. Students often find difficulty in paying for their tuition fees. In this case, do student loans become permissible in Islam? What is the ruling? What must we look at?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

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If it is a necessity to take student loans, then yes it is permissible to take a loan. However, if it is merely a want, a desire, then it is better not to take student loans.


Sheikh Yaser Birjas​ answers your question in the following video:

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: www.faithiq.org

About Yaser Birjas
The Head of Islamic Law and Theory Department at Al-Maghrib Institute