Are Muslims permitted to go to pawn brokers?

The Details of the Question
Salam, I would like to know about pawn brokers. I am having difficulty with my finances, so much so I might not be able to pay zakat this year. Am I able to go to a pawn broker to sell jewellery and buy it back in instalments at an inflated price. the jewellery was a gift from my mother so I do not want to lose it but its the only thing of value I have to sell. I know it is haram to pay interest but I´m desperate and can´t see any other option.
The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

It is not permissible for a Muslim to go to pawn brokers. As it would be considered "Interest" then it is religiously haram.

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