Praise be to Allaah.
It is not
permissible for a Muslim to pay riba (interest), no matter what the
circumstances. The one who consumes riba and the one who pays it are both
in grave danger, as it says in the hadeeth that the Prophet
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the one who consumes riba, the
one who pays it, the one who records it and the two who witness it, and he
said, “They are all the same.”
you like to be among those who deserved to have the Prophet
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) pray that they will be expelled from
the mercy of Allaah? For this would be an immense and incomparable loss.
point is that you should note that whoever gives up something for the sake
of Allaah, Allaah will compensate him with something better than that.
Whoever fears Allaah, Allaah will soon grant him independence by His
grace, and will give him a way out from his difficulties, and will make
things easier for him. Allaah chooses for His slave something which is
better that that which the slave would choose for himself. Fear Allaah,
put your trust in Him and do not expose yourself to His wrath. Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning):
and it may
be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a
thing which is bad for you. Allaah knows but you do not know”
Allaah help you to do that which He loves and is pleased with, and may He
make things easier for you.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid