Tuesday | 05 March 2024 | 24 Shabaan 1445

Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 1420 Category: Dealings and Transactions
Student loan interest pay by government

A Subsidized Stafford Loan is a need-based loan. The Federal Government pays the interest while you are enrolled in school. 

In other words government pay the interest instead of student

Is above loan permissible?

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الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

Interest is a major component of this loan. The debtor is required to pay interest on this loan after completion of his schooling, therefore it is not permissible.

اَحَلَّ اللّٰہُ الْبَیْعَ وَحَرَّمَ الرِّبٰوا(البقرۃ: ۲۷۵) 

وَذَرُوْا مَا بَقِیَ مِنَ الرِّبٰوا اِنْ کُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِیْنَ(البقرۃ: ۲۷۸) 

عن ابن مسعود رضي اللّٰہ عنہ قال: لعن رسول اللّٰہ صلی اللّٰہ علیہ وسلم آکل الربوا وموکلہ … الخ۔ (صحیح مسلم رقم: ۱۵۹۷) 

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