A person was dealing in Riba (Usury) and wants to repent.
Where should he spend the interest he received? Should he give it in charity? "Allah is kind and does not accept anything but good." What is the effect of this saying on the money that is earned through Riba?
He should repent to Allah (Exalted be He), ask His pardon, and regret what he did in the past. (Part No. 13; Page No. 430) He should also get rid of the interest by giving it to the poor and the needy. This is not voluntary charity but it is a way of getting rid of what Allah (Exalted be He) has forbidden in order to purify oneself from ill-gotten gains.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.