Receiving a gift for taking part in research

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I took part in a research trial where they take my blood and test it for something, they also gave me £10 for taking part, is this allowed or do I have to put the money in Sadaqa?


A: If this was given as a token of appreciation then it is alright.

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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