DOES HARAAM MONEY BECOME
HALAAL IF TRANSFERRED TO A WAQF INSTITUTION?
THE LAWYER, MR. M. S. OMAR SAYS: ‘YES’
Q. A Durban lawyer, Mr. M. S. Omar has issued a ‘fatwa’ in which he claims that haraam money becomes ‘halaal’ if transferred to a Waqf. In his ‘fatwa’ he states:
“It should be noted that, if impermissible income such as interest, is paid to a waqf, such income changes its character and constitutes a halal accrual of ownership in the hands of the waqf, because the cause of ownership transfer (from donor to done) has changed. On this basis, the waqf, as owner thereof, is entitled to use the money for its defined objectives, including operational expenses. This rule is supported by the following hadith: Barirah (ra) received some meat as sadaqah. The Prophet (saw) replied: “For you, it is (received as) sadqah. For us, it is (received as) a gift.”
ANSWER: According to the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), when Qiyaamah is in close proximity, there will the ascendency of Juhala. The juhala will be teeming all over the show. Juhala will pose questions to Juhala who will issue corrupt ‘fatwas’. Both the questioner and the one who answers will be astray. The ‘fatwa’ of the lawyer is of this category.
We have seen the stupid ‘fatwa’ in which the lawyer ludicrously and moronically contends that a Waqf is the same as the capitalist fictitious donkey which they term a ‘legal; person’. Calling this figment of hallucination a ‘legal donkey’ seems more appropriate. The errant lawyer brazenly without the least application of his mind, avers: “The waqf is in substance a legal person, with power to contract, acquire its own rights and incur its own obligations. Any subsequent donations made to the waqf are owned by it, as a separate legal entity……”