Can he take a loan with interest?


Salamaleikum dear Shayk Gibreel !

I want to humbly ask you for some advice concerning a brother’s situation.
He consulted a bank in Germany which agreed to grant him a loan. He wants to buy himself a house in Turkey and support his family with the money. He asks if it is permissible for him to take the loan even if it is connected to interests.
We hope you and your family are healthy and well and May Allah grant you more and more wisdom, knowledge and love to serve the ummah as one of the rightly guided scholars.


Your young brother, [private]


wa `alaykum salam,

May Allah bless you and yours. Taking out a usurious loan is categorically prohibited and is the soul of riba [usury]. There will be no blessing in a house built with such income or in bodies fed with suht [haram]. Let him find pious Turkish business people who will advance him that loan instead.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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