Channel: Zakir Naik
The third question is from cyfle Hussain annoy. I am Robell
from Manila dish.
My question is, I have a savings account which provides me interest and I want to give it to the poor people. Is it possible?
A similar question is posed by foreigners Fatima, can we give interest money in charity?
A similar question from Hassan Abu Bakar. Sir, I have a bank account which has interest, could I remove the interest amount without taking it from the account, but giving from other source What can I do with this interest? From the question posed by these three questioners, it is clear that they realize that interest in Dubai is haram
and Allah mentions the word Riba in the Quran no less than eight times. And Allah clearly mentioned in Surah Baqarah Chapter number two was number 278 and 279 that if you give up not your demands for riba for interest, then take notice of a war from Allah and
Riba is a major sin in Islam, and according to Imam Abu Dhabi, he places riba interest as 12 major sin in Islam, our beloved prophet masala Salam said, it's mentioned mustard that Al Hakim added number two to five nine, our beloved prophet masala, some said there are 73 levels or 70 types of Riba. And the lowest level is equivalent to doing dinner with your mother. It's the same headed, the lowest level of Riba is like doing dinner with your mother. That's what our beloved Prophet said. And Allah says, that if you give up not your demands of riba of interest, take notice of or from Allah and His Rasul. There is hardly any thing you can find in the Quran or the Hadith in which
Allah says, Allah will wage a war against you, if you indulge in that sin.
Imagine it is such a grievious hinny sin Rama
regarding the question posed by
all three questioners, that what to do with the interest money, then we give him charity than a ticket from the bank and giving charity tend to keep the money in the bank and give from outside equivalent amount and charity as far as taking money and giving a charity if you have to take the interest money giving charity before giving you have to take so taking ribeye haram. So even if you take rebind given charity when that hurrah. The moment you take interest, you're waging a war against one another. So there's no question of taking, even taking the Riba and giving the charities around. You have already done that, by giving in charity, you are lowering the degree but yet the
Haram act is done.
If you ask me the question I did not know till today, rabbis haram and I already have interest what to do? That's a separate question.
But if someone says I'll keep the money in the bank, and I'll give the interest
to the poor people,
I would ask them to question and I've asked this question too many, I know there are some scholars who say that no problem, keep it in the bank, take the money and give it in charities permitted I disagree with this constantly. I would like to ask them that if I asked you that can I deal in drugs in cocaine brown sugar, or can I open aircall factory
and invest $1 million and full 100% profit I get more than a million dollar a year? I give that full seven and a half crore Indian rupees in charity. Is it permissible? 100% reason why I said why? It's haram.
If that is haram, having alcohol or dealing in alcohol or drugs, it is the 19th major sin in the book of Imam Abu Dhabi CarBuyer majors and Riba is 12 major sin so when you can give me permission for 12 the higher thing mind to give me permission for the roles in and imagine when you deal in alcohol, though it's a major thing. Our land is older than waging war against you. But when you're dealing in riba whether giving or taking Allah never fully winning award needs to win, you're giving me permission to take the profit
of interest, money and giving charity and no problem. You should also give me permission to have an alcohol company 100% of giving charity Let me deal in drugs cocaine Braun sugar, no scholar will give you permission to deal in cocaine and 100% You can give a charity or the fin of say the same thing in riba when you're dealing in riba It is Paul in the society I've given a full talk on
interest free economy promulgated by the Glorious Quran, it makes a poor man Mopr and Allah Rasool award. So according to me taking interest and giving charity also haram, there may be a situation that today you have come to know it is haram
and you already have interest money, what to do, that I can answer. But if you shall keep on continuing keeping in the bank and take the interest and giving charity that is totally haram, Allah is a school will wage a war against you, it is totally prohibited, if you did not know till now, and today he has come to know then what can you do with the money that can be answered, and many scholars the goon option, for example, Chairman Botha said that this money you can give in paying debts of the other people. But natural all the scholars say that the interest money you cannot utilize for yourself,
though you cannot take interest. But if it's the last resort, it has come due to unwillingness, for example, there is pension, in the pension without your permission, they keep it in some interest based investment. It's coming without your willingness. That's a different question. Or you have
someone in your job or company it comes in directly in which you have no control, but you cannot yourself open a savings account or a fixed deposit and then give the money to it. No, that's not permitted. If you did, and you say I will never do it again. Then I can tell you what can you do with the money number one, you can give it to the debtors. Those one debt. Number two, you can use it for building toilets, bathrooms. Number three you can give to in childhood, the poor people but you can't give it in charity to your dependents, you can give it to your son or your daughter they are dependents you can give to your mother and father they are dependents. In short, you cannot give
it to those people who you will inherit from in short, and neither can you give it to those people which is your duty to take care of them. You cannot give it to someone who you're supposed to take care of, you can give it to a third party who is not under your care. But as far as that is concerned according to Shakyamuni Tamia you can even give to those people who are under your care whether it be a son, whether it be a father, because that is not a liability, you all have to take care of the data relevant. So, if your father or if your son or daughter is in debt, you can use your pocket money for them also normal zakat you can use for dependent but for debt you can
similarly this money what you have which unwillingly came to you you can use this interest money for paying the debt even if you're dependent or anyone else you can use it for poor people or not your dependents you can use for charity or for building toilets, but see to it that you do not continue indulging in the Riba because Allah is very clear cut that if you want to repent There are minimum of five things that you should do number one agree it is wrong. So now we have agreed that Rabbi is wrong okay. Number two stop it immediately that will ever change your account. You can tell continue.
You have to stop that account put in a current account. If you think it is a requirement to have a bank account Okay, I have a current account. I lived in India we live in non Muslim countries. And you can have a current account current account doesn't involve a bi dot See to it that you open account in which there is no riba some accounts have riba open a current account which is absolutely free of Riba. Because when you open a savings account, you're assigning you're giving them permission to use your money and give you rebar. If you open a fixed deposit, then you're giving them permission to use their money and they're giving you about that's totally haram. So, if you
have an account with a fixed deposit or if you have a savings account, convert it to a riba free current account, then what money if you can give it in the ways that I've told you regarding if you have money in the bank and you have outside money Yes, you can stop it no problem but see to it, but you cannot continue that account even that's wrong, what you have to do you have to come out of that account
and open a current account. If you feel that keeping money in your house is difficult, it is not safe you can keep in the bank or you may have to involve in making translation by cheque which may be a legal requirement, open a current account which is absolutely free from me but best is to open an Islamic bank and current account.
Next best is if there is no Islamic Bank, in your country or in the area we are living. Second best is you can open a conventional bank but see to it it is a current account free from riba what riba you had because of your ignorance that you can give charity to the poor people. It is permissible