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What should be done if a fruit-bearing tree was for the income of the masjid and one ate of it?

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Q: If a fruit-bearing tree was for the income of the masjid and one ate of it then what should be done?

Bismillaah

A: One should give the value of the fruit eaten to the mutawalli (trustee) of the masjid.

غرس فى المسجد أشجاراً تثمر إن غرس للسبيل فلكل مسلم الأكل وإلّا فتباع لمصالح المسجد (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 4/432)

Answered by:

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.

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