Incentive for paying rent early

Q: My apartment complex offers an incentive to pay rent one week earlier than the due date. The apartment complex does a raffle with the names of all the people who pay their rent early and then the winner gets $400 in cash. Last month I paid my rent early and my name was drawn in the raffle and they gave me $400. Is this money halal for me to use?


A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

امداد الأحكام (3/606)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)