Mother performing Hajj with gift of daughter, who works in bank

Mother performing Hajj with gift of daughter, who works in bank
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 Question

A woman is financially supported by her daughter, who works in an interest-based bank. Is the mother allowed to accept this monetary gift in normal conditions? If yes, may she take it for specific purposes, such as to pay for the expenses of the journey of Hajj or ‘Umrah (major and minor pilgrimage, respectively)? May Allah The Almighty reward you [for your response]!

 

 

 

Answer

 

 

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Him, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

If the daughter possesses any lawful money other than the salary she receives from the bank, there is room [for granting permission]. If she does not, however, we should consider the condition of the mother. If the lady is poor and needy, there will be no sin on her in taking the money and she can then spend it on whatever she likes of her needs. If she is wealthy, it will not be permissible for her to accept the money in normal circumstances, let alone for [a religious purpose such as] Hajj or ‘Umrah. That is because this money is ill-gotten, and it is not permissible to take gifts, donations or the like, from one whose income is entirely unlawful.

 

Allah Knows best.

 

Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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