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Question # : 120


I would be grateful if you are able to answer the question below: I would like to know if I were to put $10,000 into an Islamic bank that they invest and pay you any profit earned on the investment (Similar to what the HSBC or Bank Islam do in Malaysia). Would I be liable to pay Zakat on this $10,000 or only on the profit that I would make at the end of the month or year and given to me by the bank if I left the $10,000 in the account.

Answer : 120

Published on: Mar 31, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa:  373/M=374/M)

If you invest $10,000 in any bank as Muzarabah (bank working with your capital and the profit/loss are shared by both) then the profit of the investment is Halah for you and you have to pay zakah on both; capital and profit.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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