Winning a prize from a bank

Q: I have recently opened a bank account and the bank has a scheme for all its customers where one account number will be chosen in a lucky draw... The account holder will receive some price money.

There is no payment required to be a part of this lucky draw.

My question is, if someone wins the prize money... Is it halaal to use this money?

A: No, as this entails interest.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)