Can I use sadaqah money for building a Masjid?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Moulana Tahsin Alam



When intending to build a masjid, which type of money should be used?

Can I use sadaqah money or should it be lillah?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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




Any donation is permitted for building a masjid, as long as it is not from the obligatory zakāh money.[1]

Money donated for the purpose of ‘sadaqah and ‘lillāh’ are considered donations.


Only Allah knows best


Written by Moulana Tahsin Alam


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Ibn ʿĀbidīn, Ḥāshiyah Ibn ʿĀbidīn (MaktabatulAzhar: 2011) volume 3 pg. 342.

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