Q: Our maid servant collected money from different people for her son’s marriage. Some people gave her zakat money and some gave her interest amount and some gave donations. Now she has invited us for her son’s walima. Is it permissible to eat the food of the walima?
A: Yes, it is permissible for you to accept her invitation. The food she will feed will not be regarded as zakaat.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
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.