Should Muslims send their children to an Islamic school where it was built with a loan involving riba (interest)from a bank? It is the only Islamic school in the city so there is no Islamic alternative. By the way, that Islamic school has quite a bit of trouble and has not run smoothly since it opened, probably due to the riba.
Praise be to Allaah.
Allah, may He be exalted, has enjoined parents to take care of their children, both male and female. Taking care of them is not only limited to giving them food and drink, and clothing them; rather there are things that are more important than that and more deserving of the parents’ attention and concern. What we mean by that is bringing children up with Islamic attitudes and love of the faith; teaching them beneficial Islamic knowledge; making sure that they are adhering to Islamic duties, foremost among which is the prayer; and making sure they avoid bad friends and bad attitudes. Continue reading