Using Haram Money

Shortened Question:

Is it permissible to benefit from the profits of a house built from borrowed money known to be haram?


Assalamalaikum I asked this question but didn’t get answer elsewhere inshallah you can help me – I want to borrow money from someone and use that money to build houses. Then I plan to sell some of the houses and rent the others out. The problem is that the money of the person from whom I want to borrow is haram (it is not even halal money mixed with haram, rather all of his money is haram). If I borrow his money and build the houses with it, will the money I get from selling and renting out the houses be halal for me, as the houses have been built with haram money?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If you are aware that all the money is harām, it is not permissible for you to borrow such money[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1] الحرمة تتعدد فى الأموال مع العلم بها

[Al-Ashbah wa An-Nadha`ir, ma`a Sharh Hamawi, 2:297, Idarah al-Qur`an Wa al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah]

إذا علم أن كسب مورثه حرام يحل له ، لكن إذا علم المالك بعينه، فلا شك في حرمته ووجوب رده عليه ، وهذا معنى قوله: وقيده فى الظهيرية، الخ. وفى منية المفتى: مات رجا ويعلم الوارث أن أباه كان يكسب من حيث لا يحل، ولكن لا يعلم الطالب بعينه ليرد عليه، حل له لإرث، والأفضل أن يتورع ويتصدق بنية خصماء أبيه اه وكذا لا يحل إذا علم عين الغصب مثلا وإن لم يعلم مالكه لما فى البزازية: أخذ مورثه رشوة أو ظلما ، إن علم ذلك بعينه، لا يحل له أخذه، وإلا فله أخذه حكما. أما فى الديانة ، فيتصدق به بنية إرضاء الخصماء اه

ويردّونها على أربابها إن عرفوهم وإلا تصدقوا بها لأن سبيل الكسب الخبيث التصدق إذا تعذر الرد على صاحبه

[Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 5:99, H.M. Saeed Company Karachi; Ibid, 6:189/386; al-Fatawa al-Alamgiriyyah, 5:349; Tabyeen al-Haqa`iq, 6:321-2; Al-Bahr ar-Ra`iq, 8:202; Al-Mawsoo`at al-Fiqhiyyah al-Kuwaiytiyyah, 34:246; Idarah Ash-Shuoon al-Islamiyyah]



[Contemporary Fatawaa, p.242, Idara e Islamiat Karachi; Imdad al-Fatawa, 4:144, Maktabah Darul-Uloom Karachi; Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah, 18: 446, Dar al-Iftaa Jamiah Farooqiyyah, Karachi; Jadeed Fiqhi Masaa`il, 4:93, Kutub Khana Naeemiyyah; Fatawa Darul-Uloom Deoband, 2:705; Mahmood al-Fatawa, 3:62, Maktabah Anwar, Dabhel]

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Posted in Buyoo' (Money-related issues) on 14th Mar 2016 by Our Imam | 513 Views