In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Fatwa/Rulings on Donations for Masjids
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Before issuing Fatwa/Rulings on Donations for Masjids, I would like to mention few things about Zakaat to better understanding.

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, but righteousness is this that one should believe in Allah and the last day and the angels and the Book and the prophets, and give away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for (the emancipation of) the captives, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflicts- these are they who are true (to themselves) and these are they who guard (against evil), (Al_Quraan_002.177).

Give to the near of kin his due, and also to the needy and the wayfarers. Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan's brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord, (Al_Quraan_017:026-027).

Do not keep your hand fastened to your neck nor outspread it, altogether widespread, for you will be left sitting rebuked, destitute, (Al_Quraan_017:029).

O you who believe! spend (benevolently) of the good things that you earn and or what We have brought forth for you out of the earth, and do not aim at what is bad that you may spend (in alms) of it, while you would not take it yourselves unless you have its price lowered, and know that Allah is Self-sufficient, Praiseworthy, (Al_Quraan_002.267).

In the light of above Ayaat, Donations to Masjids or Dawah Centers MUST be from Halaal/Clean Income. Those Masjids and Dawah Centers who take Donations MUST mention following words on their Notice Boards / Websites / Letterheads etc.

We ONLY Accept Donations from Halaal / Clean Income
Please refrain from Haraam / illegal Income, Allah is watching you
There is NO Guarantee to go to Heaven unless you 100% follow the Quraan

Non-Practicing Muslims are like ASS / Donkey carrying books, (Ref: Al_Quraan_062.005).

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah BUT those who Disbelieve …, (Al_Quraan_040.004).

Hypocrites read the Quraan BUT Practices something else.

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