Dec 29, 2012

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Can I use income which is Haraam

Can I use income which is Haraam

Question:

Asalamu alaikum,

If I receive what I believe to be haraam money (though not 100 percent sure if its haraam), am I allowed to use it? Ive heard in the hanifi madhab, it is acceptable for someone who is needy, i.e doesnt have to pay zakaat, to use this money?
What if i recieve haraam money from my father? Am I allowed to use it if I dont have to pay zakaat?
jazkallah khair

Answer:

As-salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-rahmatullāhi Wa-barakātuh.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

In principle if one is unsure but he thinks that the wealth given to him is predominantly halaal then one need not investigate into that person’s wealth and one may utilise that wealth given to him.[1]

However if one is unsure and thinks that the income of that person is predominantly Haraam, then he should abstain from such wealth as such wealth is void of Barakah and blessings. If one utilises Haraam money’s on himself and his family, one would see such harms that would have ripple effects on his livelihood. [2]

We make Dua Allah Ta’ala grants you Barakah in your sustenance and grant’s you a pure and a Halaal income. Aameen

And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

www.efiqh.com


[1]  …و إن كان غالب مال المهدي من الحلال لا بأس بأنيقبل الهدية و يأكل ما لم يتبين عنده أنه حرام لأن أموال الناس لا تخلو عن قليل حرام فيعتبر الغالب .

(فتاوى قاضيخان,ج1,ص244)

[2]  والأصل في الأشياء الإباحة  و إن علم أنه مغصوب بعينه لا يحل أن يأكل لأنه علم بالحرمة  و مشايخنا رحمهم الله تعالى قالوا ينبغي أن لا يأكل من طعام الوالي ليكون تسيرا على الغاصب * قال الناطفي رحمه الله تعالى إذا أهدى الرجل إلى إنسان أو أضافه إن كان غالب مال المهدي من الحرام ينبغي له أن لا يقبل الهدية ولا يأكل من طعامه ما لم يخبر أنه حلال ورثه أو استقرضه من غيره …
(فتاوى قاضيخان,ج1,ص244)

(فتاوى محموديه, جامعه الفاروقيه,” فتاوى قاضيخان “, ج18, ص 419)

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