LUCKNOW: Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa asking Muslims to avoid families that raise ‘haram’ (illegitimate) money earned from a banking job and instead look for a “pious” family while considering marriage proposals.
The seminary gave its diktat to a query from a person in which he had stated that he had a few proposals for marriage from families where the father earned money from a banking job in India.
“Obviously, the family is raised on ‘haram’ money. Is it preferable to marry in such families?” he had sought to know from the fatwa section of Darul Uloom (Darul Ifta).
In its reply, the seminary’s fatwa said, “Marrying in such a family is avoidable and not preferable. Those who are nourished with ‘haram’ (illegitimate) wealth usually they are not good in respect to instinct and morals. Hence, it should be avoided. One should find out a match in some pious family.”
The Islamic Law or Shariat prohibits paying any fee for renting of money (called riba) for specific periods of time.