Salamu alaikum Dear all
My friend has a property business - regularly he come to me requesting to borrow money for 8-10 weeks. Hell build his property and sell it - then return the money back to me. He’d borrow from me a few times to do this. Occasionally he’d give me a monetary gift in addition to the debt to say thank you.
He wanted to do this regualarly and he said he didnt mind ensuring that i have a gift of money each time.
this to me (now made as a process) felt like interest. I want to help him but i dont want to take interest however there is a level of opportunity lost on my side as i dont have a large chunk of money to invest in anything while he uses it - is there anything that can be done or should this be purely an act of sadaqah on my side?
Please advise - most appreciated