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Can an Imaam charge for performing a nikaah

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Q: Can an Imaam charge you a fee when doing a Nikaah because I’ve asked everybody and everybody’s answer is the same that the Imam is not suppose to charge but rather you can give what you can afford to give him as thanks. Also the islamic community pays the Imam for nikaahs, janaazahs etc.. so why should there be a charge?


A: Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

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.

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