Q: Does the prophetic way allow for raising of funds for a Madrassah or Masjid by stating that the person raising the most funds will win an all expenses Umrah trip? If not, kindly advise us why this wouldn’t be the way of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
A: This is a type of gambling.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.