اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِن الرِّبَا
Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minar riba
O Allah! I seek your protection from interest/usury.
As a basic rule, no true Muslim by his/her totally free choice wishes to invest or transfer his cash in an interest-bearing plan or account.
In western nations, when someone inadvertently gets interest funds, they should not use this quantity for their individual advantage. In this case it is binding upon them to give this amount as sadaqah to the needy who are suitable for zakat. This is not the typical sadaqah which a Muslim provides of his lawful income with an intent to get benefit in the Hereafter. Instead, this sadaqah is implied just for getting rid of off an unlawful and dirty cash, and to eliminate oneself from the concern of an ill-gotten gain.
It should be kept in mind that this quantity is dirty just for the individual who has received it as interest. The poor person who gets it from them as sadaqah can use this amount for their personal benefits.
It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed the one who consumes ribaa, the one who pays it, the one who writes it down and the two who witness it. He said they are all the same.” (Narrated by Muslim).
In Islam, it is forbidden for Muslims to both get and pay interest (Riba). This indicates Muslims cannot charge interest on financial obligations or money owed. Bank account typically accumulate interest in time which suggests many Muslims unintentionally acquire interest without actively seeking to.
As per the Qur’an, in addition to its being haram for Muslims to charge interest, they cannot invest interest money in a manner that advantages themselves. This indicates if Muslims collect interest through inadvertent ways, they should invest it in such a way that does not supply them with any advantages.
Can You Provide Interest Money to Charity in Islam?
An appropriate way for Muslims to spend Riba is to contribute it to charity. Rewards will not be received for doing so, but by contributing Riba to a charitable cause, your wealth will be cleansed, and you will have disposed of the haram Riba in such a way that does not benefit yourself. For this, you will be rewarded for cleansing yourself of haram.
Can Riba be used as Zakat?
Interest money may be donated to charity; however, it cannot be spent as Zakat. The donor does so out of a spiritual commitment under the 3rd pillar of Islam when Zakat is provided. In addition, when Zakat is provided, the donor can expect to receive a benefit, but an individual who offers Riba to charity ought to do so without intending or expecting to receive a benefit (sawab).
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If you have accumulated Riba (interest) automatically through your bank, you might donate it to KORT. Your wealth will be cleansed, and we will use your interest cash to assist those most in requirement. Contribute your Riba to KORT today or contact us on 0300 123 7774 to discover out more.