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Using interest to pay credit card bills

Fatwaa ID: 985

Question:
Aslm Respected Mufti Saheb

A question from a student

there is interest from my auntys inheritance – from her investments
Can this be used to pay off credit cards ??

JazakAllah khair

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

Credit card bills are genuine debts that will have to be paid from the estate prior to distribution. Interest from investments cannot be used for this. Interest in an estate should be given away in charity to the poor and needy.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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