Saving up to buy a house

Q: Me and my husband are saving money to buy a house. We live in a rented house at the moment in Australia. Sometimes I am confused whether we should save money to buy house, vehicle, etc or donate the money saved to the needy people and live our life in the rented property. Can money be saved to buy a house or we need to give it to the needy, I am confused. Jazakallah for the reply. Thanks.


A: You should give preference to your basic essential needs. Hence, you may save up money to purchase the house.

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

وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ الْعَفْوَ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّـهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴿البقرة: ٢١٩﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)