Library Financed with Lottery Money

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


Q1-Is it permissible to go to a library and also borrow books etc which have been purchased from lottery money?




It is permissible to use Haraam money for public welfare, therefore to go to such a library in which there are books purchased with lottery money will be permissible and it will also be permissible to borrow such books from the library. 

(Fataawaa Rahimiyyah, Vol. 9, Page 266)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


13 April 2004

22 Safar 1425

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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