Gifts from Riba Income

By Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Posted: 2 Rabi ul-Thani 1432, 7 March 2011

Q.My uncle worked for NIT and then for National Bank of Pakistan till his retirement with a golden handshake. All of his life he worked for these groups by his own will and never tried to get another job to avoid riba related activities. Now he has given me some amount from his assets. Is that amount halal for me to take and spent on my family?

A.As it is known that these gifts were from income that was not of permissible sources, it is not permissible to accept these gifts. If they have been accepted they should be given in charity.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.