There’s a question I’d like to ask Tableeghis and other fundamentalists who think bank interest is forbidden (“haram”). The cooking oil which we use is made from imported palm oil, for which we pay in dollars. And it’s the World Bank and IMF who provide us with the dollars we need to import palm oil. And of course we have to pay interest on the loans we take from the World Bank and the IMF.
Since we are paying interest (even though it’s at a low rate) to buy the palm oil needed to make cooking oil, shouldn’t our tableeghis and people like them stop buying the cooking oil? Why shouldn’t they cook their food in water? How can they continue supporting something which is “haram”? Any answers?