Devouring Haraam money

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Devouring Haraam money▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhamed Bin Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him – was asked the following question:

? The Question:

A man was given some haraam money, is he allowed to spend it on his wife and kids?

? The Answer:

One must abstain from devouring Haraam money. The Prophet ﷺ said:

يَا كَعْبُ بْنَ عُجْرَةَ إِنَّهُ لاَ يدخل الجنة لَحْمٌ نَبَتَ مِنْ سُحْتٍ، النَّارُ أَوْلَى بِهِ 

‘O Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah! Flesh raised from Suht (unlawful) will not enter Jannah, HellFire is more appropriate for it.’

[Narated by Ahmad on the authority of Jaabir – may Allaah be pleased with him -]

This is if the money was donated to him as charity or gifted to him with the knowledge that this money is purely from Haraam, unmixed with Halaal.

But if it’s a mix of halaal and haraam, then it’s permissible.

Money which is entirely haraam is impermissible, unless it is given by someone who wants to repent and free himself from this money. If this were the case, and the money is given to someone with the intent of getting rid of it – not as a charity donation, then it’s permissible for him, according to the more correct position, and success is with Allaah.


Translated by:

Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah ibn Ahmad Ash-Shingaani

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