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He took out a loan with interest for his friend, then he repented. What should he do?


He took out a loan with interest in his name for his friend, as a way of helping his friend – as he thought. Now he has repented, so does he have to transfer the debt to his friend’s name?


Praise be to Allah.

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who replied as follows:

 If it is possible, then he should do that, lest he be considered to approve of this, and lest he continue to help his friend deal with ribaa. And Allaah knows best.

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Source: Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen