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Rulling of shariah on money as gift

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Assalam o alikum ,
My question is someone has given some money to me as gift for my personal usage such person is Hindu …..
I wanted to know tht money can I use for religious purposes of the following
1) perform umrah or Hajj
2) give sadqa
3) help poor for the purpose of sawab
4) for any other religious affairs .
Kindly reply each of the above concerns
I listen that the person is not Muslim so his or her earnings cannot be use in religious purposes with the intention to earn sawab .but that money I owning as my property.

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wabarakàtuhu,

It is permissible to accept gifts from non Muslims. Once you take possession of the gift, you become the owner of that money. You may use that wealth for in any religious way; whether it is for Haj ir Umrah, Sadaqah and helping the poor, or for any other religious purpose.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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