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IslamQA: Benefiting from a parent’s haram income

Salam, My parents are seperated, when I see my dad and he takes us places or buys us food I'm pretty sure his income isn't halal so I feel awkward about letting him take me and my siblings places and paying for us, is it wrong if I let him (I've tried to raise it with him he just says Allah will understands and dismisses it… :/) jzk

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

It is permitted for a child to benefit from a parent’s income that is a mix of halal and haram, as discussed in this previous answer: The income of a father who works in a usurious bank

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3 years ago

I live in the UK and I took a maintenance loan which is a loan given to University students. I know this loan is haram but I still took it, may Allah forgive me. I have now decided that Inshallah if I am able to find a job this year I won’t take this loan for the upcoming year. I have repented and I am still repenting. My question is the items that I bought with this money are they haram for me to use. For example let’s say if I bought a laptop would It be haram for me to start an online business with that laptop and earn through it? Would it be haram for me to use that laptop for general purposes. I have also made the intention that Inshallah when I do earn enough money I will give the same amount I received from this loan to islamic causes for example charity or to someone who is poor without the intention of getting any good deed out of it.