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Can sadaqah be used for Musjid maintenance?

Q: If a person accidentally dropped a Qur’an Majeed, then he gave some money with the intention of sadaqah to the management of the Masjid saying it’s Sadaqah money because he dropped the Qur’an Majeed, the question is, can the Sadaqah money be used in the running cost of the Masjid or is it compulsory to give the Sadaqah money to the poor?


A: It can be used for running the musjid provided he does not mind.

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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