Receiving interest money

Q: If x person doesn't have a good income in his business and his business is going in a loss. He doesn't have any other source of income. This x person has a relative who has some money saved in a bank. The bank gave interest to x person's relative for his money in the bank. Can the relative give this interest amout to x person? 

A: If he is poor and eligible for receiving zakaat, his relative can dispose of the interest money by giving it to him without the intention of receiving any reward.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)