General Fatwa Session

Dear Brothers/Sisters,

 

Thank you very much for joining us in this Live Fatwa session. We would like also to thank our guest, Dr. Mohammad S. Alrahawan, for answering the questions directed to him. You will find the answers of your questions below.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 19:00 - 21:00 Makkah | 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

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I have this weird fear of the unknown. What will happen in the future and Im suddenly scared of my parents dying . This thought kills me when i think about it. I cant concentrate in school or be happy when i am spending time with my family. I keep imagining different scenarios of what would happen . I cant seek professional help cz i am too young. I feel as if Allah is punishing me . I have asked for forgiveness and started praying as well . But i do not feel peace at heart. I feel helpless. I just want Allah to give me a sign that everything will be ok. And yes I did talk to my parents. Please help. Im very scared



Parents , anxiety and fear - About Islam

Your worries are the result of two things:

 

1) You lack complete trust in Allah. We must know that Allah is the Wakeel; the one who manages everything in this world and He is the One we must put our all trust in Him. He is the most beneficent and generous.

 

2) You listen to the insinuations of the Shaytan. Allah says in the Quran what means, “Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (Al-Baqarah 2:268)

 

The healing remedy of what you suffer from is to keep yourself busy with dhikr (remembering Allah) and with prayers. Allah says what means, “Indeed, mankind was created anxious: When evil touches him, impatient, And when good touches him, withholding [of it], Except the observers of prayer – Those who are constant in their prayer. For the petitioner and the deprived – And those who believe in the Day of Recompense. And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord -” (Al-Ma`rahij 70: 19-27)

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


There is a hadith which says if someone's last words are "La ilaha Illa lahu Muhammadur Rasoolullah" he /she enters paradise. What if keeping this in head,the person sins all through his life.Would the person still be entered into Paradise?



Faith - About Islam

Many Hadiths are narrated from the Prophet (peace be upon him) to the same effect that whoever says la ilaha illa Allah truthfully or sincerely from the bottom of their heart, will enter Jannah.

 

This Hadith teaches us that if a man’s tongue spontaneously starts uttering the basic testification of Islam: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah” just before his death, he will undoubtedly enter Jannah.

 

However, it is not definite whether he will go to Jannah in the first phase or will be admitted to it in the second phase after undergoing a purification process.

 

This depends on the Will of Allah. Yet, admission to Jannah is subject to his thorough understanding of monotheism and its conditions, that is to say, a complete abstinence from a polytheistic conduct of life.

 

Wahb bin Munabbih was asked on this hadith and said, “admittance to Jannah needs a key, but no key can work out without teeth. The teeth of this keys are actions and righteous deeds.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalam waleikum warahamtullahi wabarkatahu.. I am a born Muslim my grandfather my dad and many of my family people served in INDIAN ARMY now its my turn to continue... So I would like to know if I can join INDIAN ARMY as INDIAN ARMY FIGHTS mostly against PAKISTAN which is a Muslim country and terrorists who are Muslim..kindly help me



Can Muslim join INDIAN ARMY - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

The opinion, which is more akin to the sound juristic view, is that a Muslim shouldn’t indulge in a war against his fellow Muslim brothers, and he may justify his position by asking for a leave or (a temporary) exemption from the military as the true conscience of a Muslim dictates that he shouldn’t indulge in killing a fellow Muslim brother without a justifiable reason.

 

However, if there is no way but to participate, then a Muslim can join the rear to help in military service (i.e. not to participate in face-to-face confrontation).

 

This is the case of someone who is already enrolled in a non-Muslim army.

For one who is seeking to work in a non-Muslim army, I think he should not do that since it may cause him to fight or confront a Muslim or cause a great harm to Muslims.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Asalamu aleykum, I'm in need of urgent information as I don't want to sin or transgress Allah SWT boundaries. My mother is part of a sect of Islam, the Ismailis, and she goes to her place of worship everyday. I drive her there because I worry about her health and her coming back late at night. My question is, am I not co-operating in transgression and shirk since they worship their Imam? I am transporting her there out of my own will and assisting in shirk and transgression? I am confused and I am scared because I don't want to disobey Allah swt and his messenger sws, please give me some information on this.



Taking mother to a different place of worship - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

You must take all steps and ways possible to convince your mother what she is doing is not right and she must repent to Allah. Scholars maintained that a child has to pick up his parents even if they go to a church.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


I was cheated on by my boyfriend. I believed he was the one allah selected for me but i was wrong. He cheated me for another girl. Insulted me, hurt me and dishonored me i many ways throughout the relationship. But i want to forgive him as i am burning from inside. But i want him to see his karma. And at the day of judgement i want to claim my rights. My question is if i forgive him now will i be able to ask for justice and my rights at the day of judgement??



Claiming rights at judgment day - About Islam

You should first of all think about taking a boyfriend is prohibited in Islam. Committing fornication is one of the grave sins which is promised evil consequences in this life and the hereafter, but Allah forgives all sins including adultery. He said in the Quran,

“Say, O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Az-Zumar 39:53)

If you forgive him in this life, Allah will forgive him regarding your own rights but there are other rights which are left for Allah.

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamualaikum I saw many of our muslim brothers after nikah both of bride and groom are together on stage on the occasion of waleema/reception. The bride doesn't have any parda/hizab. I am going to marry and also want to do same. Kya aesa krna jayaz h ya nhi. Please reply me via email. Shukriyaa



Nikah - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

This is prohibited. A Muslim woman should enjoin the Islamic code of dress and modesty at all times without any exception.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


AoA I was a two month pregnant but when got scanned Dr said baby did not get any heartbeat so u should get abort it but in the meantime I started getting light spotting/clotting. Now I need to ask can I offer salaah (prayer) during these days of spotting. Miscarriage has not happened yet properly but only light spotting /clotting is continued plz guide as soon as possible bcz I am missing my prayers/salaah in confusion of bleeding. N sometimes I started offering prayer thinking that it is not menstruation bleeding. So Please guide properly



Bleeding during miscarriage - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

As long as no soul has been breathed into the body and it is delivered as blood or a deformed shape which does not show that it is a human being, you do not need to make funeral or burial for it.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamualaikum. We all know today hookah is one of the major trends in India. I know it is neither good for health nor allowed by Allah. But there are many who argue that no, Allah subhana wa ta'ala has allowed hookah for us. I would like to ask for some hadith and quran based proofs and explanations to make such people understand the truth. Also guide me if I'm wrong anywhere. Thank You.



Hookah - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

There is no doubt that smoking is one of the worst poisons that many people are very keen to consume, not caring about the diseases that it causes, which lead to death in many cases.

 

The World Health Organization stated, in its 2008 report, that smoking tobacco kills 5.4 million people every year, i.e., approximately 14,000 people every day. Unless urgent measures are taken, tobacco will kill ten million people annually by the year 2020.

 

Therefore, hookah is very harmful and is prohibited. The Prophet (peace be upon him said, “There is no harm to be inflicted or reciprocated.”

 

Moreover, Allah says what means, “Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil.”  (Al-A`raf  7:157)

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Aasalamalekum I have committed zina I have three of a relationship. Now he is not caring me nor he is showing respect Towards me and my parents too. Now what I WL do I have to marry that person or will do an arrange marriage



Zina - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

Committing adultery is one of the grave sins which is promised evil consequences in this life and the hereafter, but Allah forgives all sins including adultery.

 

He said in the Quran, “Say, O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. “ (Az-Zumar 39:53)

 

As long as Allah showered His mercy on you by not revealing what you have kept secret, you should not tell your wife or anybody else about it.

 

This is confirmed by the Prophet’s saying to Ma`iz who came and admitted that he committed adultery, “Woe be upon you, go back and ask forgiveness of Allah and turn to Him in repentance.” (Muslim)

 

According to the version of Abu Dawud “Ma`iz came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and admitted [having committed adultery] four times in his presence so he ordered him to be stoned to death, but said to Huzzal: If you had covered him with your garment, it would have been better for you. (Abu Dawud) It has been graded as a weak narration).

 

Based on those reports, scholars maintained that it is recommended that a person does not reveal his sins to people and proclaim his repentance between himself and Allah.

 

On how you should seek forgiveness from Allah, you have to make a since repentance. First, your repentance should be meant for the pleasure of Allah. It should not be intended for showing off. Second,  you must express remorse for the sin you have committed. Third, you must give up this sin. Fourth, you must have a strong resolute not to make this sin again.

 

Moreover, you must increase of your righteous and good deeds especially praying in congregation at mosques and doing other deeds that draw you closer to Allah. You must also close all cracks and avenues that may give room for the Shaytan such as mingling with women or talking to them without a legal reason.

 

I think you must seek Allah’s repentance first and then think on the suitability of  this person because if he is an adulterer he is going to ruin your life.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


As Salam Aleykum, I am Nigerian by birth and been a Muslim all my life as my parents are Muslims. To my understanding of Islam, all actions are juged according to intentions. So kneeling to greet my parents out of respect according to my culture should not be termed Haram. However, a friend recently told me it's Haram. Please clarify this. Thank you. Ma Salam.



Culture - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

One of the conditions of an act is to be intended and dedicated for solely for the pleasure of Allah according to the hadith reported by Umar bin Al-Khattab which you have quoted.

 

Moreover, such an act must be in conformity to the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). This is based on the hadith of Aishah (may Allah be please with her) who reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours which is not part of it will have it rejected.

 

In another narration he said, “Whoever does an act that is not in accord with our matter will have it rejected.”

What you are doing is not in conformity with the Sunnah of the Prophet who did not greet people by bowing to them. Bowing is restricted to Allah alone in prayer.

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


Is it allowable for a muslimah to use a cream for breast or butt enlargement



Breast and butt enlargement - About Islam

Yes, it is permissible as long as it is not a plastic surgery which changes the creation of Allah without a justifiable reason. Moreover, such a treatment should be intended for husband at home.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


I’m asking this because, I have many questions which I wanna know. I want to know about Astronomy, History and so on.The questions are:1) If every planet has in its center a core which causes to have gravity, then what about black holes? When an object enters it, then, goodbye forever. I mean, when it enters, then the black hole speghetify it, then these particles will go by the speed of light in the black hole. Ok, my question is, what happens to those particles to disappear? What happen to the light when it enters black hole? How does the black holes suck any thing when it doesn’t have a core like our sun.2) Is my Christian grandfather who passed away, is one of the people of Paradise? And also, I want to know just few advanced alien civilizations in our galaxy, and also what’s the distance between their worlds with our world and so on. You see? I really like to know about new stuff.Are there ways which we can ask God questions and receive them? Are dreams one of the ways which we can receive the answers? m yes, how do I know if this dream that I had, it is actually a true answer? Like for example, when one wants something from God, he should make this, this and this.But what about, asking God questions after prophet Muhammad died? Are there ways which we can ask Him any questions?Here, when i said “questions” I don’t mean “questioning” you know, like, “why did you do this?” In here I mean, something like asking questions like we do. And also, each night I want to know how I did today. This what I want to ask God. I want to ask Him every night, how I did today, wether I was honest, sincere and how was my intentions, just to find out because if it is by me, then I might go wrong. I want Him To Make for me a dream every night as an answer of how I’ve been today, you know what I mean? I mean, not talking directly like some prophets did, with us to be different. To have answers through symbols. I wish I could explain to you better, but I hope you know what I’m trying to tell you. And there are also other personal stuff, which I wanna ask Him about.I know I have asked this before, but this one is different.



Is there ways to ask God a question? Are dreams one of the ways in which God answers someone’s question? - About Islam

You should ask scholars. Allah said in the Quran, “And We sent not before you except men to whom We revealed [Our message]. So ask the people of the message if you do not know.” (An-Nahl 16:43)

 

No, if one died a disbeliever in Allah and His Messenger, he does not have salvation. Allah says in the Quran, “Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures.” (Quran 98:6)

You must read and ask those who have knowledge about those things. I answered questions I do know.

Almighty Allah knows best.


My first question is about Lash lifting and micro blading. It is so common these days and everyone is getting one. What are these? Are they allowed/halal? What is the Islamic ruling on oral sex? Haram or halal?Some scholars say it’s not permissible whereas I’ve also heard that everything that brings a couple closer during intimacy is allowed. My third question is about perfumes that contain alcohol. It’s not possible to find out how the alcohol was made, so can we use them or not? Lastly, is wudu valid while a woman is wearing makeup that includes moisturiser, foundation, concealer and lipsticks, false eyelashes etc?



EyeLash lifting, micro blading, oral sex, Alcoholic perfumes and Makeup - About Islam

There is nothing wrong with dyeing the eyelashes with kohl or mascara or any other kind of dye, if it is free of harmful effects and the woman does not appear wearing it in front of non-mahram men.

 

There does not seem to be any reason why the eyelashes cannot be dyed black, because the basic principle is that it is permissible, and because that is similar to using kohl, and it is more appropriate to make the color of the eyelashes match the colour of the hair of the head.

 

But if the dye is something that prevents water from reaching the eyelashes, then it must be removed when doing wudu’.

However, one must continue to uphold the general guidelines of modesty that our religion has laid down, which includes not adorning oneself in a manner or with the intent to unduly attract the attention of the opposite gender.

 

As the Qur’an says, “And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which appears thereof,” and it continues by saying, “let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment.” (An-Nur 24:31)

 

Sperm is pure. It has been related by Muslim in his Sahih (hadith no. 288) from ‘Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) who said: I remember scratching sperm from the garment of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon) thoroughly, then he prayed in it. Her not washing of sperm and just scratching is an evidence that sperm is pure.

 

Based on this view, if a woman swallows sperm, it does require having a ritual bath. It is sufficient to clean her mouth by just washing it.

 

 

In Islam, it is unanimously held that all things are supposed to be deemed pure, and that it is not necessary that all what is declared forbidden is considered impure. This is because impurity is a legal ruling that needs evidence. For example, drugs and fatal poisons are forbidden, yet this by no means qualify them to be impure.

For this reason, some scholars including Rabi`ah, Al-Layth Ibn Sa`d, Al-Muzani (the companion of Ash-Shafi`i) and some other scholars hold that wine is pure regardless of its being unlawful, and that only drinking it is forbidden. However, the majority of jurists are of the view that wine is impure and forbidden.

Thus, we conclude that all that is impure is deemed forbidden, but not vice versa. This is because regarding something as impure is to forbid any physical contact with it, whereas regarding something as unlawful is not necessarily to forbid any contact with it. To illustrate, wearing gold and silk is unlawful (for men), yet they are considered pure by the consensus of scholars and thus can be touched by men.
If it makes a barrier between skin and water it must be removed. For extended eyelashes, it is not obligatory to wash them during wudu. Therefore, you can keep them.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157056584188690&id=7382473689First pls read the above story before going to read below.I'm from Pakistan and my question is that was this decision to step down an ahmadi right or wrong? Can ahmadi be called an a Muslim sect as the headline has called them? R they really Muslims or not? Bcs they also believe in Quran and prophet Muhammad, and why Muslims are converting to them.



Do Ahmadis come in the circle of Islam? - About Islam

Muslims are unanimous to the effect that Muslim men and women are not allowed to get married to a disbeliever. They based their consensus on Allah’s saying, “And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite [you] to the Fire, but Allah invites to Paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And He makes clear His verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.(Al-Baqarah 2:221)

 

Muslims have repeatedly maintained that Ahmadis are not considered Muslims for a variety of reasons:

 

1) They do not believe in the return of Jesus which has been confirmed by the Quran and mutawaatir reports.

 

Allah says in the Quran, “And indeed, Jesus will be [a sign for] knowledge of the Hour, so be not in doubt of it, and follow Me. This is a straight path.” (Az-Zukhruf 43:61)

 

There is no doubt that rejecting the firmly established statement of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is an act of major kufr.

2) The Ahmadis violate the definitive ruling that Muhammad is the final Prophet of God, which has been confirmed in the Quran, “Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah, of all things, Knowing.” (Al-Ahzab 33:40)

 

Muslims for more than a millennium are unanimous to the effect that the final Prophet is Muhammad (peace be upon him). To violate such a definitive consensus is considered a nullifier of faith.

 

3) Mirza Ghulam Ahmad declared non-Ahmadis as kuffar  and to declare the true believers as kuffar is to basically declare true faith as kufr and what greater kufr is there other than this? Even if nowadays Ahmadis may not declare Muslims as disbelievers, they still believe that Mirza Ahmad is a Muslim, though he claimed being a Prophet without declaring him a Kafir.

 

Therefor getting married to an Ahmadi girl or body is definitely prohibited since a Muslim is not allowed to get married to a disbeliever. Therefore, Ahmidis are without doubt out of the fold of Islam.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Salam, I am a fellow practicing muslim and I am a strong believer of islam until I started reading about Christians and even Muslims having visions and dreams seeing Jesus Christ as god and showing that Christianity is true through these visions. Also I heard that in islam, Jinns and Shaitan cannot fake being prophets of islam or god. This has really shaken my faith recently could you please respond to this asap? thank you



Jesus - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

Dreams are not a source of receiving knowledge about the tenets of Islam or Shariah. We base our concept on Jesus and Allah on what we have in the Quran and the Sunnah.  The Prophet was reported as saying, “Whoever sees me in a dream, has seen me in reality, for Satan cannot appear in my form.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

 

There is no authentic hadith which informs us whether the Shaytan can appear in the form of other Prophets or not.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


As'salamuAlikum I would like to shed some light on my situation. I have been married near enough 9years and just a couple of days ago I have found out that my marriage might not be valid, due to not having a valid wali present. I was 18 when I wanted to get married, I told my husband at the time I wanted to get married as I wanted to make things halal. I did not inform my family as I knew they would not except my husband, so therefore he told his family and they arranged everything. His mum and dad and his sister and sisters husband was present. The imam at the time knew my situation and said I would not need a wali as I had a witness who was my husbands brother in law. I have two children and now that this has come to my knowledge I wanted to make sure what are the precautions of my situation. Is this a valid marriage or if not what should i do?JazakAllah kair



Regarding marriage - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

Your marriage is valid though it did not include a wali, because  it has been authenticated by a legal judge. According to Shafi’i, Malik and Ahmad, when a contract of marriage is concluded without having a wali, it is invalid except when it is authenticated by a judge or a ruler.

 

According to Abu Ḥanifa having a wali is not a condition in the contract of marriage. I think it is preferable you refer to authorities and make your marriage again with a wali.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


Assalamu alaicoum! My friend was born out of wedlock. Her dad is a Muslim and her Mom is a Christian. She was brought up by her Mother, as her father just disappeared from their life. When she reached 25, she met her father, but he still doesn't want to recognise her as her daughter and participate in her life. Is he still considered her wali and she has to seek his permission for her marriage? Does he have any claims on her (like, inheriting from her, etc)?



My friend was born out of wedlock - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

The view of the massive majority of Muslim scholars is that a child who is born out of wedlock cannot be attributed to his father. This is based on the hadith of ʿĀ’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) who reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A child belongs to the wedlock and the adulterer has nothing.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

 

Therefore, he cannot inherit from her biological father nor the father can inherit from her. She is attributed to her mother and the relatives of her mothers can inherit from her.

 

For marriage guardianship, this biological father cannot be a recognized father for her. She does not have to take his permission when she gets married.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Can we buy the copy version of books or videos which have copyrights, if they are too expensive? Thank you



Fatwa on copyrights - About Islam

Some contemporary scholars do not approve the concept of “intellectual property”. According to them, the concept of ownership in Shariah is confined to the tangible objects only. They contend that there is no precedent in the Holy Qur’an, in Sunnah or in the juristic views of the Muslim jurists where an intangible object has been subjected to private ownership or to sale and purchase.

 

They further argue that “knowledge” in Islam is not the property of an individual, nor can he prevent others from acquiring knowledge, whereas the concept of “intellectual property” leads to monopoly of some individuals over knowledge, which can never be accepted by Islam.

On the other hand, some contemporary scholars take the concept of “intellectual property” as acceptable in Shariah.

 

They say that there is no express provision in the Qur’an or in the Sunnah which restricts the ownership to the tangible objects only.

 

Both of these views have their own arguments. I have analyzed the arguments of both sides in my Arabic treatise “Bai-ul-Huqooq” and have preferred the second view over the first, meaning thereby that a book can be registered under the Copyright Act, and the right of its publication can also be transferred to some other person for a monetary consideration (This fatwa was based on an article written by Mufti Taqy Usmani:

https://www.albalagh.net/qa/copyright.shtml

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


My braces are getting close to be getting off soon, and the front teeth and some of the bottom are still not even/straight, is it ok to file them at the end of treatment just to make them all even?I know collecting interest from savings account is haram but recently someone told me there's a difference of opinion? Is it allowed and if not can you use that interest to pay other interest?



Live session questions - About Islam

If this is done for the purpose of medical treatment, or to remove a deformity or to avoid other physical problems as inflammation of their gums, such as when a person is unable to eat unless his teeth are corrected, then there is nothing wrong with that.

 

In your case, there is no problem of wearing tooth braces and getting them even.

 

Taking or giving interest is unanimously prohibited. Some people differed on the application of bank loans to be an example of usury but this disagreement cannot be recognized.

 

The massive majority of Muslim scholars said that bank interests are a typical example for the prohibited riba or usury. We cannot rely on disagreement to justify a certain action. Disagreement is not an evidence to prove the permissibility or prohibition of certain things.

 

Taking or giving interest is one of the most heinous and major sins in Islam. Allah says what means, “Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the Day of Resurrection] except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity. That is because they say, “Trade is [just] like interest.” But Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest. So whoever has received an admonition from his Lord and desists may have what is past, and his affair rests with Allah. But whoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein.” (Al-Baqarah 2:275)

 

It has also been proven that the Prophet (peace be upon him) cursed the one who consumes riba and the one who pays it. (Al-Bukhari)

 

He further said: “A dirham which a man consumes as riba knowingly is worse before Allah than thirty-six acts of zina.” (Ahmad and At-Tabarani)

 

He also said: “There are seventy-two types of riba, the least of which is like a man committing incest with his mother.” (At-Tabarani, al-Awsat; it is graded as an authentic hadith).

 

In your case, it is absolutely prohibited to be involved in this case of interest. Money procured through interest is ill begotten and you must seek all possible means to get rid of it by spending it in some charitable projects.

 

You cannot use it to settle another interest. As a Muslim, our ultimate goal is to please Allah and to fulfill our obligations towards Him.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.