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Gifted house supposedly paid with haraam money

Fatwaa ID: 1125

Question: My late father in law bought a house for my husband and I when we got married. The house was supposedly paid for by funds obtained by gambling.

My husband and I didn’t live there for long as we emigrated to another country. The house has since had a lot of bad tenants and gave us a string of problems which I have always attributed to the fact that it was bought with haram money (but Allah knows best).

We have finally after lots of struggles managed to sell the house. Are the funds from the sale haram? We want to invest it in a shariah compliant way but we are now unsure whether this money will always be haram.

JazakAllah khair in advance for your guidance on this issue.

The above question from a sister.,👆🏻.

They also used their own money for maintenance and repairs.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details of your query. The house gifted to you and your husband was halaal for you. The onus of the funds are on your father-in-law. The proceeds from its sales are also halaal for you. You may use it to invest in Shari’ah compliant avenues.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

10/18/1444 AH – 05/08/2023 CE | AML3-3383

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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