Business dealings with non-Muslims

Q: Someone was debating with me a while ago and said “ why do you Moulana’s etc drive cars because the place where you purchase the vehicle from - e.g. Toyota - are in backdraft of over millions, owing other companies money, etc. Will it be haraam to purchase this car.

They also gave the example that why do we buy from checkers etc, if we know that the money they are buying their goods with is Haraam.

What is the answer to these two questions?

A: In the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), the Sahaabah used to transact with the Jews and purchase food, grain etc. from them, whereas the Jews were known for being money lenders and people dealing in usury.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)