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