Collecting sadaqah for Masjid purposes

Fatwa ID: 03253

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question

 

Collecting sadqah for Masjid purposes 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

Answer:

 

Sadaqah Wajibah covers 1.Sadaqatul-Fitr 2. Nadhr 3. Fidyah 4. Kaffarah  5. Udhiyyah

These donations should be used for the poor and the needy and can not be used for the Masaajids and Madrasahs.

 

Sadaqah Nafilah

 

This covers 1. Lillah 2. Sadaqah Jariyah  3. Sadaqah for the removing of difficulties 4.Sadaqah for the expiation of sins or for repentance

This is general sadaqah and the donations from this can be used for any purpose as long as it is used for something the general community would not have an issue with. The use of these donations for anything inappropriate would be a breach of the community’s trust.

Please note Sadaqah Jariyah needs to be used for causes that have a lasting contribution e.g. prayer mats or masjid construction.

It cannot be used for one-off projects e.g. providing water bottles for the community during Taraweeh.

 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

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