Q: Please be advised that I was
in the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) in
After retirement, I was given (Part No. 13; Page No. 286) a pension from the treasury of
Then, I was referred to Al-Ahly Bank in
where I got my pension for some months. However, I heard that this bank could be dealing in Riba (usury). After a few months, I became sure of this (i.e. that it deals in Riba). If a person deposits money there, and they do not withdraw any of it until a year passes, the bank gives them 6%. So, I stopped taking my pension. What is the ruling on the money I previously got and the money I will get? Please advise, may Allah reward you and bless you.
If the case is as you have mentioned, there is no harm in the money you got from that bank. You can also go on receiving your pension. There is no blame on you if the bank deals in Riba, because you do not take part in this. The sin is incurred upon those who have usurious transactions with the bank.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.