Q. Lillah money is collected at a Musjid for its own purposes. Will it be permissible to use the Lillah money collected at the Musjid for another Musallahs purposes which is coordinated by the same people?
A. At the time of collection, if it was made clear to the donors that the money that is donated will be utilized for one Masjid only, it will not be permissible to utilize it for another Musallah. However, if it was made clear to the donors that the money that is donated will be utilized for one Masjid and one Musallah collectively, it would be permissible to utilize it collectively for the Masjid and Musallah.
As such, donations should be utilized in accordance to the expectations of the donors.
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa