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Using money given to one by a non-Muslim

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Q: Someone has given some money to me as gift for my personal usage. The person is a Hindu… I wanted to know if that money can be used for religious purposes of the following

1. Perform umrah or Hajj

2. Give sadqa

3. Help the poor for the purpose of sawab

4. For any other religious affairs.


A: Yes, you can use it.

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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