Disposing of haraam money

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: A person had some haraam money many years ago which he got from friends where they all use to work. They took the money from their work place and divided among themselves. Now that person saved the money and mixed it with his halaal money and bought something. The portion of halaal money was 90 percent and haraam money was 10 percent.

Later he sold the thing and realised his mistake and repented for his act and decided not to do this again. He then moved to some other country and performed Umrah from his halaal money. He repented again and got the feeling to get rid of that haraam portion of money.

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He gave that money as charity and had put some in iftaar box in a masjid which he regrets. He should not have put that in the iftaar box. He is not sure if his intention was for sadaqa or charity. But he sincerely repented and never earned haram money again.

Now after so many years, he is not sure if he has disposed of all that money or not. Can he take some money out from his halaal money and give some charity to people who collect charity money and buy food for poor families just to be on the safe side that all that portion of haraam is dispossed off?

Bismillaah

A: If it was money gained through deception or some wrong way then the money should be returned to the person he had deceived. Then he should make taubah and Allah Ta`ala will forgive him insha Allah.

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

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Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: I heard a clip of an Aalim saying that if someone gives sadaqa from haram money, he goes out of the fold of Islam and he has to do renew his Imaan and nikaah. In another clip he says that if someone got halaal and haraam money mixed, he can estimate the amount of haraam money and take it out and give it as sadaqah. This made me so confused.

I am worried about the validity of my Imaan and nikaah. I have been punctual with my prayers almost from my teenage years. I have been reading Quran regularly. I try to differentiate between halaal and haraam and always eat halal even though I live in an English country. Please help me and guide me. 

Bismillaah

A: Haraam money should all be given away to the poor if the owner cannot be traced.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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