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

Fatwa ID: 04767

Answered by: Maulana Shadman Ahmed

 

Question

 

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

 

Answer:

 

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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