I have some fixed deposits, which accrues some interest.
Now if I perform Hajj/Umrah from the halal money i.e., not earned from the interest, will it be accepted?
I ask this, because I heard that the prayers of the one who deals with Ribah are not accepted.
I’d also like to know if my other prayers, i.e., Salah, Fasting etc, are accepted as well.
15 Jamadal Ukhra 1438 (14 March 2017)
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Performing Hajj with your halaal money is valid. Your Hajj is
Placing money in banks for safe-keeping and for business transactions
is permissible. The intention should not be to earn interest. The
interest received from the bank should be given away to the poor. Your
Salaat, etc. are valid and accepted by Allah Ta’ala since you are not
dealing in riba by having a bank account for your needs.
Mujlisul Ulama of S.A.