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Using money collected for one project for another project

 

Nasihah (Advice): Usurping rights

 

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Whoever tramples on the right of a Muslim by taking a (false) oath, Allah has most certainly made the hell-fire compulsory on him.” A man asked, “Oh Rasool of Allah! Even if it is something insignificant?” He replied, “Even if it is a twig from the araak tree.” (Muslim)

 

Miswaaks are made from the araak tree.

 

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Question and Answer:

 

Q. Lillah money is collected at a Musjid for its own purposes.

Will it be permissible to use the Lillah money collected at the Musjid for another Musallahs purposes which is coordinated by the same people?

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1.  At the time of collection, if it was made clear to the donors that the money that is donated will be utilized for one Musjid only, it will not be permissible to utilize it for another Musallah. However, if it was made clear to the donors that the money that is donated will be utilized for one Masjid and one Musallah collectively, it would be permissible to utilize it collectively for the Musjid and Musallah.

As such, donations should be utilized in accordance to the expectations of the donors.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

 

 

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