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Receiving gift from someone who earns haraam

Fatwaa ID: 776

Question:
Salam could you please find this out for me from the WhatsApp group you follow? Jzk

If someone has taken money of our father or lived under his expenses for many years and now is earning money through haram ways but want to spend on us as he feels indebted by our father’s ihsaan and is attached to us as they have spent a lot of time with us when we were kids and want to return the favour in ways possible like buying us presents etc. Are we allowed to accept it?

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

In principle, if a person receives a gift from someone whose income is solely haraam, then it will not be permissible to accept his gifts. If the person has multiple sources of income, some of which are halaal, then it will be permissible to accept his gift. If you are unaware of a person’s income, then the default is that a Muslim earns halaal. In the enquired situation, you may apply the above to determine whether you may accept the presents or not.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/11/1444 AH – 03/03/2023 CE | AMG1-7231

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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