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Driving license through haraam financing (Morocco)

Fatwaa ID: 2366

As Salam aleykoum wa Rahmatullah. I have a question. I got my driving test a long time ago but I financed it with haram money, not drug or stolen money but with riba. Should I get a new license or can I keep the one I currently have ? Wa aleykoum salam Wa rahmatullah

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We understand from the details of your query that you paid for the license and/or driving school fees with an interest bearing loan or financing option. While your method of financing may have been haraam, the license itself is permissible. Accordingly, you may keep your current license. You do not need to get another one. However, you should make sincere tawbah and istighfaar.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/17/1445 AH – 05/25/2024 CE | 1099

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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