Message No : 13Sr.No : 285/724
Question By : Firozuddin

JazakAllah and thanks for the reply. I personally thank you and your organisation for the service being rendered to the community really in need.

In your reply to my query, half prt remained unanswered. If possible, please clarify if I can give my alcoholic brother the money that I got from the bank as interest on my savings? we are trying our best to get him back to the right path. I'll appreiate any guidance in this regard.



Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Assalamu Alaikum
Dear Brother in Islam,
The answer to your question is as follows:

Interest money should be given to a poor and needy person without making an intention of getting reward. As for your brother, you stated in the previous question that he is an alcoholic and spends what he gets on drinking, it is better not to give him the interest money. This is because, giving money to him will amount helping him in committing grave-sin. And helping someone in forbidden deeds is prohibited in Islam. The Glorious Qur¡¯an says, ¡°Help not one another unto sin and transgression¡±. (Suratul-Ma¡¯idah: 5/2)

Pray for him and try to inculcate the severe consequence of drinking into him with wisdom so that he may dislike drinking and say goodbye to his habit.

And Allah knows the best,

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