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A: If the reality is as you have mentioned, charging an interest of 2% in case of default on payment of the due installment falls under Riba (usury/interest) which is prohibited according to the Qur'an, Sunnah and consensus of scholars. Accordingly, it is impermissible for the Arab Car Agency to take it. Thus, such a usurious transaction is prohibited and illegal. Allah (Exalted be He) said: ...whereas Allâh has permitted trading and forbidden Ribâ (usury). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.