Wednesday , 15 August 2018
Hajj using halal money for a person that dwells in Ribah

Hajj using halal money for a person that dwells in Ribah

Assalamu’alaikum.

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.

Ma’assalam.
Abu Dhar

Answer

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM 15 Jamadal Ukhra 1438 (14 March 2017)
Abu Dhar
Your e-mail refers.
A Muslim should begin his letter with ‘Assalamu Alaikum’, not with ‘hello’.
Performing Hajj with your halaal money is valid. Your Hajj is correctly discharged.
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.
Was-salaam
A.S.Desai
Mujlisul Ulama of S.A.