Sheikh my husband applied for a car loan & it got approved. Riba is involved in it clearly. Since he made me a director of his company a month a ago I need to sign in it. But I don’t want to do that at all. He says without my signature he won’t be able to get it. If I don’t sign he will loose some money.
Sheikh I really don’t want to involve in it & I don’t want my husband to get it either.
Kindly advise me how to deal with this.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
You should not sign the agreement which is based on the dealing of interest (Riba). You should encourage your husband to stay away from any dealings that involve Riba.
Jabir R.A. reports that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) cursed the devourer of interest, its payer, the one who writes it and the two witnesses. And he said: They are all equal. (Sahih Muslim).
عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم آكِلَ الرِّبَا وَمُوكِلَهُ وَكَاتِبَهُ وَشَاهِدَيْهِ وَقَالَ هُمْ سَوَاءٌ. (صحيح مسلم)
One should bear the loss of this world over the severe punishment and anger of Allah Ta’ala on the Day of Judgement.
If appropriate and needed, you may seek the intervention of a religious and respectable relative.
May Allah Ta’ala save you and your husband from any form of disobedience to Allah Ta’ala.
And Allah Ta'ala knows best.
Umar Azhar Syed
Checked and approved by:
Mufti Munib Ahmad
Darul Ifta Australia answers questions pertaining to Shariah. Thereafter, some of these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.fatwa.org.au for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Darul Ifta Australia bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
- The Shariah ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
- Darul Ifta Australia bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
- This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of Darul Ifta Australia.
- Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.