Remainder money that was collected for a function

Q: I have a question regarding some money left unused post event. At a college function I and my class mates were organisers and we collected money from mates and juniors. The intention was clear that all money should be used, but some amount has been not used. So now who is the shari’ee owner of that money? Is it permissible for me to take back money which I had given for the event? My mates have an excuse that we were helping physically and fancially? Not the others. Do organisers have the right to take the money only what they have given or whole amount? If not what is the shar’ee hukum?


A: With the permission of all the contributors, you may use the money.

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

وعن أبي حرة الرقاشي عن عمه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” ألا تظلموا ألا لا يحل مال امرئ إلا بطيب نفس منه ” رواه البيهقي في شعب الإيمان والدارقطني في المجتبى  (مشكاة #2946)


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)