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Riba means Interest. Riba is Haram (forbidden) in Islam, and it is considered a major sin.

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Is indirect help to a riba business haram?

I came across the question Working in banks in an Islamic country. According to my understanding of the answer by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, You are doing haram if you are helping someone ...
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What is the Sharia ruling on working in a bank?

Nowadays, lot of students look for getting a job in banks. What is the Islamic view if a person gets a job in bank?
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How to cope with interest payed by banks?

People have saving accounts in bank to save money in a secure place. And Salary accounts are also a kind of Saving account. Banks usually pay a small amount of interest after particular interval. My ...
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Why is Interest such a bad thing according to Islam?

Source of quoted texts: "Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. ...
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Is making an "equivalent value" loan in accord with Islam?

In much of the modern world, currency is defined according to a "floating exchange rate." To the best of my knowledge, such an innovation was unknown during the time of the prophet, where the economy ...
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Why is Murabaha not considered Riba?

To take the definition of Murabaha from Wikipedia: This concept refers to the sale of goods at a price, which includes a profit margin agreed to by both parties. The purchase and selling price, ...
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Is it ok to pay interest debt with interest money?

Assalaamu aleikum, this query has been on my mind for quite a while now. I was wondering if it is ok to pay interest debts with interest money. For instance, I have a few friends who's bank accounts ...
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Can a Muslim borrow money from his own 401(k) plan, with interest?

I understand from this, and other related questions, that Muslims are not permitted to charge interest on loans. This brings up a question for me: In the U.S. many people have 401(k) retirement plans, ...
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What to do with the Riba (interest) money? [duplicate]

I have some interest money in my account and I recently came to know it is haram. I want to get rid of it. Please tell me the ways to spend it. Can I spend it as wedding or birthday gift to my ...
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What to do with interest paid by banks? [duplicate]

I am being paid interest into my bank account and not really sure who to give it to. Is it simple enough for me to donate it to the mosque or does it have to be donated to somewhere specific?
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Is Binary Option from an Islamic account (No riba and swap-free) halal or haram?

lately I discovered the Binary Option system, with a little bit of research I found companies who offer an Islamic Account to trade. However when I searched on the internet to find if this kind of ...
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Difference between Riba and Rent

As stated in the title the question is about the difference between accepting riba and accepting rent. according to my understanding riba is when you give loan of some commodity to a person and during ...
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Are you allowed to use saved interest money to pay interest?

Are you allowed to use interest money that you gained from saving accounts towards paying the interest fees for a mortgage? The mortgage consists of money I have borrowed to buy a house AND interest ...
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Intention to get rid of Riba money?

I have some Riba money in my account. With what intention do I get rid of this money from the list below? Lillah Sadaqah Zakat Sadaqah Wajibah Fidya (Kaffarah) I have been presented with these ...
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Is interest-based educational loan allowed?

Students from economically backward communities who opt for higher studies generally depend on educational loans, which are offered with interest, either by banks, developmental organisations, or by ...
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What is the root of ربا?

ربا is undoubtedly haram as per the Qur'an, which says, "وأحل الله البيع وحرم الربا". This is almost universally translated as "interest" or "usury" in English. As per the Qur'anic Arabic Corpus, ...
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Can I exchange notes to coins but for a lower amount?

There are situations when we are need of coins. At times,some touts like to take advantage of the situation and take a fee to the exchange from us. For example: For a bill of $10, they return only $9....
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Is it Haram to work in Banks? [duplicate]

I was wondering would it be haram to work in a bank as the banks profits are a result of interest which is haram in Islam, if it is haram would that mean it would be haram even if a person acquired a ...
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Is it permissible to lease a car?

Assalamu alaikum, Is it permissible in Islam to lease a car? Basically, I pay $200-$300 per month for a new or a good used car for three years. At the end of the term, I return the car to the owner. ...
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Is it acceptable to accept donations from haram money cards?

We all know that credit cards and similar money cards are haram, so would it be haram to accept donations from such cards?
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Can one do sadaqa (voluntary charity) out of haram income?

Can one do sadaqa out of haram income? Is it acceptable to almighty? Or almighty will punish him who will pay sadaqa out of haram income?
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what should be done with bank account interests to avoid riba? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to cope with interest payed by banks? If you have an account in a bank that automatically puts an interest rate on it , how can someone in this case avoid being in Riba ? ...
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