Donating haraam money to your family

Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6295, Page 123, Volume 12

Question: Is it permissible for me to donate money, which I have acquired in a prohibited manner, to my family – since it is impossible for me to return it back to its owner?

Response: It is not permissible for you to donate it to your family, because if you donated it to your family it would be as if it is your money [- which it isn’t].

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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