Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Saheb of South Africa responds to the question: Is it permissible to lease space to a bank that practices interest-based banking?

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Mufti Muhammad Ashraf
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Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Saheb of South Africa responds to the question: Is it permissible to lease space to a bank that practices interest-based banking?

In a non-Muslim country, if the commercial bank dealing in interest belongs to non-Muslims, then one's property can be given to the bank for renting. The money gained from this bank as rent will be halal (lawful). [Reference provided by author] (Ad-Durrul Mukhtaar, vol. 5, Imdaadul Ahkaam, vol. 4, Page 390).