Ash-Shaykh Muqbil, rahimahullah, was asked the following question,


“Two fellow brothers established a partnership to build a house. [However], one of them took a loan from the bank while his companion was unaware, and he didn’t inform his partner about it up until they completed the building. So what is upon his partner [who didn’t know about the loan from the bank until after] and is he sinful?”


“I hope that there is no sin upon him since he did not know. Secondly, due to the fact that the sin is only upon the person who is directly involved [in the ribaa act] and Allah’s aid is sought. As for someone who has been trialed with this [type of partnership] while he is not directly involved [in the ribaa act], then the sin is only upon the person who is directly involved. [However], from the angle of wara’ [caution] he should leave off [such a partnership], only from the angle of wara’ [caution]. Oh my brothers there is a difference between wara’ [caution] and prohibition.”

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr