Renting out Assets to Perpetrators of Evil
Economic Issues
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

I live in a non-Muslim country. I want to rent a building I own to a bank. Is the rental thereof within the parameters of Islamic Sharī‘ah? Can I also rent out the property to a general dealer selling liquor in its premises?


One should avoid renting out one’s property to tenants who indulge in such un-Islamic practices as you have referred to. It amounts to co-operation with evil which, according to the Qur’ān (5:2), should be avoided. Only if there is no other option and circumstances are such that only such tenants can be found, should one get involved in such an arrangement.


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