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Can I use the bank interest money to help needy.

Q:

I receieved bank interest on my money.though it was on my hard earn money and i already paid all tax of my country. But i do not want to use this money can i use this to help someone and also for the marriage of poor girl.?

A:

Wa-alaykum As Salam

Assumption: You are asking about interest from a non-Muslim bank.

Yes you can. The money is yours and you can do as you please with it.

Assumption: You are asking about interest from a Muslim bank.

Yes you can, but how much of it will depend on who owns the bank (government v private).

See https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01220/ for more.

S.L. Al-Hakim

Regards,