Receiving rental from a house that was purchased with haraam money

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Q: My grandparents won a lottery of 1 lakh rs around 20 years ago. They then added some amount to this lottery amount (around 35K rs) and purchased a home. Thereafter, one of my family members lived in that house. Presently that house is on rent and we receive a rent of around 10K rs per month. I came to know that lottery is haram. So what should be done now?


A: Living in the house and the rent received is permissible. However, you should seek forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala on behalf of your grandparents who had committed this sin. As an atonement for their sin, you may give the amount received through the lottery in charity without the intention of receiving reward on their behalf.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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