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FUND RAISING

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by ShariahBoard.org
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Assalamualaikum,

Is it permissible to do fund raising in masjid for masjid renovation. Is it permissible for the speaker to  take 10% as commision from the funds raised. Many times the speaker continues for more then 2 hours forcing people rather then encouraging them to donate for masjid. What is the best way to do fund raising.

Jazaakallah

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

The unreasonable decoration of the Masjid which has no necessity, e.g., to make its decorative patterns, adorning it, this itself is against the practices of the time of Sahaabah, however, if would also strengthen the construction then without Karaahat it’s permissible.

It would be better that the donations are collected outside the Masjid, but if desired success is not achieved then it can be done in the Masjid but it is necessary and incumbent to keep in mind the respect of the Masjid, taking care of the Musallis, and that it should be done with encouragement telling virtues; forcing or pressuring anyone is not permissible.

The Scholars have written about the commission on the donations that it’s not permissible for a person who is not a regular salaried employee to work on commission basis only, however, if the committee or responsible persons appoint someone for donation collection and fix the wages for his services beforehand without fixing a percentage then it’s permissible.

وشرطہا کون الآجرۃ والمنفعۃ معلومتین {شامی:۹/۷}

واللہ اعلم بالصواب

This answer was collected from Shariahboard.org. It was established under the supervision of the eminent faqih of our era, Hazrat Shah Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman damat barakatuhum.

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