Can I use sadaqah money for building a Masjid?

Fatwa ID: 02675

Answered by: Moulana Tahsin Alam

Question:

Assalamualaikum

When intending to build a masjid, which type of money should be used?

Can I use sadaqah money or should it be lillah?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 

Answer:

 

Any donation is permitted for building a masjid, as long as it is not from the obligatory zakāh money.[1]

Money donated for the purpose of ‘sadaqah and ‘lillāh’ are considered donations.

 

Only Allah knows best

 

Written by Moulana Tahsin Alam

 

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] Ibn ʿĀbidīn, Ḥāshiyah Ibn ʿĀbidīn (MaktabatulAzhar: 2011) volume 3 pg. 342.

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