Thursday 12 Muḥarram 1446 - 18 July 2024

Ruling on being a witness to a riba-based loan


My uncle has asked me to be a witness for him to get a loan from one of the banks. This loan involves riba. Please note that my father and my uncle are partners in this loan, and when I refused to be a witness, this caused problems. So I acted as a witness even though I was not happy about it. I regret what I have done and I feel bad about it. Now I am confused and feel constantly depressed. Please advise me.


Praise be to Allah.

It is forbidden to act as a witness for riba-based transactions. You have to repent and seek the forgiveness of Allah for what you have done when you witnessed this riba-based loan.

And Allah is the source of strength. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.

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Source: Standing Committee on Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas, 13/298