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    Question ID: 152182Country: india

    Title: Taking house on rent by paying advance amount

    Question: I am living in Navi Mumbai giving rent of 13000 per month and I have given advance of 50000 which would return when I leave this rented property. Now I have chance to increase my advance to 5 lakh rupees which would reduce my rent to 2000 per month and 5 lakh would get return whenever I leave with prior notice. Is it legal for me to do the same?

    Answer ID: 152182

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1252/1155/SN=11/1438)


    According to Shariah it is not lawful to get a house on 2000 monthly rent (which is very small as usual) by paying five lakh rupees in advance. It is a form of getting benefit from loan which Hadith speaks to avoid.

    كل قرض جر منفعة فهو ربا (مصنف ابن ابى شيبه)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India