Interest with late payment of pension

Question ID: 26692

Respected Muftisaheb, As salaam o laikum

On my retirement from public service my pension payment was delayed for over a year. When the pension was eventually paid ” interest ” was added to the pension amount.

The rules of the pension fund state that should there be a long delay in the payment of the pension due to a technical problem on the part of the pension fund, then it will pay a penalty / interest on the amount of pension outstanding.

I have not requested the penalty / interest payment nor have I signed a contract or obligation to receive it.

Please advise on the Shariah permissibility of this “income”

Jazak Allah.

Was salaam

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Asked on July 26, 2014 7:06 pm
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