Can I use haram money to pay off my dads debts? I live with my dad in his home and contribute to the household. My dad is retired and will probably not make enough money to pay off his debts unless he sells our home. I have on occasion paid small amounts to his creditors. My question is can I use haram money from various sources which have unintentionally accumulated (some money from a bank as incentive to join, some from haram stocks, some from dodgy crytpo, some from my salary for hours I dont think I worked) to pay off some of his debts.
If a person earns unlawful wealth then that wealth must be given back to the person it was taken from. If it is not possible to return it then it must be donated without expectation of any reward. It will not be permissible to use unlawful income to pay off your father’s debts.
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