My question is that I am geting intrest from bank can I print Islamic books and distribute or I can buy copies of Quran and distribute or what is the best way to give intrest money.

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As Salam Alaikum Bhai Burhan my question is that I am geting intrest from bank can I print Islamic books and distribute or I can buy copies of Quran and distribute or what is the best way to give intrest money.
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Do good deeds with interest money

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah and His Messenger (saws) have indeed declared the receiving and paying of ‘riba’ as absolutely Haraam and prohibited for the believers in very strong terms,  and it is the prescribed duty of every believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day,  to abstain from dealing in ‘riba’.


Allah says further in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 278: O Believers!,  fear Allah and give up that ‘riba’ which is still due to you,  if you are true believers.   But if you do not do so,  then you are warned of the declaration of war against you by Allah and His Messenger!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisa verse 161: That they took ‘riba’,  although they were forbidden.  And that they devoured men’s substance wrongfully.   We have prepared for those among them who reject faith a grievous punishment (of Hell Fire)!


Thus my beloved brother in Islam, first and foremost you must immediately abstain from receiving any interest from your deposits, and strive to, as soon as possible, either invest your money, or deposit your savings in a non-interest bearing account, or in an Islamic Bank.


For the ‘interest’ money that you have already accumulated, you have one of two choices:

You may leave it in the bank.

You may take it and dispose it.


Some scholars are of the opinion that it does not help the cause of the believers to leave the interest in conventional banks for at best it helps them to generate more interest, and at worst, they may dispose it to an institution which might work against the Cause.  In cases where one has already accumulated interest money in ignorance of Islamic Law and Allah Subhanah has guided them and they now wish to dispose off that illegal money, the scholars are of the opinion that one may take this interest with the intention that he wants to rid himself of this evil thing, and give it away to some charity without seeking any reward from Allah Subhanah for this spending.   His only intention should be to get rid of this unwanted and illegal money, and purify himself from the evil of ‘riba’.  The believer who does this only because he fears the accounting of Allah on an Inevitable Day, will, if Allah Wills, be rewarded for keeping himself pure from the evils of ‘riba’. 


Your Question: am geting intrest from bank can I print Islamic books and distribute or I can buy copies of Quran and distribute or what is the best way to give intrest money.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 2214     Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘O people, Allah is Good and He, therefore, accepts only that which is good!’ 


My dear and beloved brother, the doing of such noble and meritorious deeds in the propagation of the Cause like printing or distributing the Glorious Quran or good Islamic books should only be done with pure and halaal earned money, if one sincerely wishes to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Most High, Most Supreme.  The spending of illegally earned money in good deeds would not change the nature and legality of the earnings!  It would therefore not behove and befit the character and nature of one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to earn his money in unlawful ways and spend it in the Way of Allah; for Allah Subhanah is Absolutely Pure and Good, and He accepts only that which is good. 


Your Question: what is the best way to give interest money.
Although a believer should fear Allah and never ever put himself in a situation whereby he/she has accumulated unlawful money; if one has in one’s ignorance of the Law of Allah accumulated some unlawful money in one’s past, the only thing and intention on one’s mind should be to dispose off this evil and illegal money as soon as possible by giving it to the poor and needy, or any other form of charity without expecting any reward for their spending from the Lord Most High.


If one disposes the illegally earned money only because one fears Allah Subhanah and His Accounting, he will be duly rewarded for his obedience and the fear of Allah Subhanah Who commanded him to abstain from the haraam, Insha Allah.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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