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Is it permissible to accept a gift from a Muslim who has unlawful earnings?

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Question:

Is it permissible to accept a gift from a Muslim who has unlawful earnings?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If the majority of a Muslim’s wealth is accrued from halāl transactions, then it will be permissible to accept the gift from such a Muslim.  If half or more of a Muslim’s wealth is accrued from impermissible investments, then one should abstain from accepting gifts from such a person.[1] 

It is improper to question a Muslim or investigate the source of a Muslim’s income if there is no reason to cause doubt.[2]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam

www.darulfiqh.com

 


[1]  آكِلُ الرَّبَّا وَكَاسِبُ الْحَرَامِ أَهْدَى إلَيْهِ أَوْ أَضَافَهُ وَغَالِبُ مَالِهِ حَرَامٌ لَا يَقْبَلُ، وَلَا يَأْكُلُ مَا لَمْ يُخْبِرْهُ أَنَّ ذَلِكَ الْمَالَ أَصْلُهُ حَلَالٌ وَرِثَهُ أَوْ اسْتَقْرَضَهُ، وَإِنْ كَانَ غَالِبُ مَالِهِ حَلَالًا لَا بَأْسَ بِقَبُولِ هَدِيَّتِهِ وَالْأَكْلِ مِنْهَا، كَذَا فِي الْمُلْتَقَطِ. (الهندية ج 5 ص 343 الرشيدية)

إمداد الفتاوى ج 4 ص 119 مكتبة دار العلوم كراتشي

[2]  فتاوى محمودية ج 18 ص 133 

This answer was collected from DarulFiqh.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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