Is It Allowed To Take a Scholarship From the Government With No Condition Other Than Having the Best Essay?

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Fatwa ID: 04767

Answered by: Maulana Shadman Ahmed




Is it allowed to take a scholarship from the government with no condition other than having the best essay? or from the bank? or any organization? there is no extra condition other than participating in a competition for essays.



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




It is allowed to take scholarships from the government as there is nothing that is counted as gambling in it. Gambling is when there is a chance, doubt, or uncertainty about winning something of value. In your case, the scholarship is granted due to the merit of having the best essay. The scholarship from a bank and other organizations would be permissible as the money in the bank is not completely interest-based. 



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


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