Can a Non-Muslim contribute towards building a Masjid

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Assalamu Alaikum

There is an old Masjid, and the Trustee and the community wants to build that Masjid, so they it on a contract to the Christian guy. And the contractor, who is Christian, says I will discount 50% and will donate it to the Masjid.

For example, if his benefits are $ 100000 USD so he will only take $50000 USD and $50000 USD he will donate to the Masjid.

Is it allowed?


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

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

It is permissible to accept the discount offered by the Non-Muslim contractor, as long as the Non-Muslim considers it as an act of virtue and accepting his discount is not against the interest of the Masjid and Muslims.  [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia


[1] الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (4/ 341) 

 أن شرط وقف الذمي أن يكون قربة عندنا وعندهم كالوقف على الفقراء أو على مسجد القدس، بخلاف الوقف على بيعة فإنه قربة عندهم فقط


امداد الفتاوى جلد٤   ص٧٩  مكتبه دار العلوم كراچي 


فتاؤي قاسميه جلد ١٨  ص٣٥٢

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