Riba Money

Riba Money


AlsalamAlaikum, I am a divorced woman who gets nafaqa from my ex-husband for the kids, I don’t desperately need it and my ex-husbands money comes from a riba source. What is the best course of action to take and how can I use this money without bearing the consequences of riba?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

You state the money received from your ex-husband for child support comes from a riba source. In order for us to advise, kindly clarify the following:

1) What exactly do you mean by money coming from a riba source? Does he work at a place where he is involved in riba? Kindly explain in detail.

2) Does he work at place that primarily involves themselves in riba, but his job itself does not involve riba?

3) Does he have any earnings that are not involved in riba?

You may respond to admin@cciri.ca. InshaAllah, we will advise accordingly.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student - Darul Iftaa

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.