Interest (Riba)

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Paying off Taxes with interest money

Can I utilise interest money to pay this tax? I am paying monthly tax as I am working for the government. My question simply is Now that I submitted my tax return I there is a deficit and the shortfall must be paid by me?


There are two types of taxes:

1. Legitimate Tax
2. Illegitimate Tax


Legitimate Tax:

Tax that is justifiable, valid and not ridiculous is termed legitimate tax and has to be paid. Interest money cannot be used to pay this tax.

Illegitimate Tax:

Using interest money to build toilets and wudhu khana

Can interest money be used to pay for toilet facility and whudu kahanas for an orphanage?


There are two views among the Ulama regarding the disposal of interest money received from the bank:

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