Dear Rabbi Simon,
Currently, Muslim bank accounts are the highest interest paying accounts in the UK market by far, what is your view of opening one of these accounts?
Thanks and regards,
An interest-ing question indeed, as they have a similar injunction regarding interest as we do (see this week’s Parasha, Deut. 23:20-21). This is one of many ideas Islam has co-opted from Judaism. Although a Jewish individual may find it distasteful or unappealing to patronise such a bank, I do not see a halakhic impediment to doing so.
Rabbi Rashi Simon