Islamic religious institution issue fatwa against various issues. Some of them land into controversy and the latest one will surely attract controversy. Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa saying that Muslims should avoid marrying to families which earn ‘haram’ money from banking job. It is known that Islamic law Shariat is against lending money for interest. The income comes from such sources is considered as ‘haram'(illegitimate) money.
As banking system in India runs on ‘interest’ generated income, it automatically becomes ‘haram’ money. Usually, Islamic banks work on the principle of ‘without interest’. There are Islamic banks in most of the Islamic countries. Countries like China, UK, USA, Germany also offer Islamic windows.
The fatwa was issued when a Muslim young man posted a query to the Darul Uloom that he had a few marriage proposals from families where the father earned money from a bank job in India. Answering the question, Darul Uloom’s Fatwa Section answered that “Marrying in such families is avoidable and not preferable. One should find a match in some pious family.”