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Loan From Bank


I wanted to ask that a family member of mine took personal loan from of 3 lac from bank using my details.The agreement made at that point was that my account will only be used to apply for the loan where as the loan amount and all the installments along with interest will be paid by her. At that time i had no idea that interest taking and giving is haram in Islam. I agreed for that , the amount was taken by her and it has been four months the installments have not been given by her , every month giving a reason of not having cash to pay installments. Since the bank has my details therefore i have to pay the installments as a compulsion or out of helplessness, as the family member is not agreeing to pay the installments and comes up with a new excuse every time. I am very worried and want to question that since i had no idea of loan being haram and now that i have come to know it , but now i am bound to pay that .. please tell me what should i do as i am afraid of Allah for being punished as being a facilitator in applying for loan and now also paying the installments. Please please do guide me what should i do??

Alaykum Salaam
As for the interest element itself, one can pay it with the intention that your money is used for administration of the bank.
Abbas Jaffer