Debtor taking out an interest bearing loan to pay his creditor

Q: I lent some money to my cousin a few months ago. If he takes an interest based loan from the bank to return my money. Am I allowed to take my money back from such arrangements. I did not ask or force him to take a loan/Riba to return my money. Just asking him to return my money back as the agreement date is nearing.

A: What you take is right, but it is haraam for him to take a loan on interest.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)