Receiving money known to be from a prohibited source

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape 1, Question No.34

Question: If I was offered money [intended] to assist me, and I am aware that its source is haraam, would it be permissible for me to take it?

Response: No, it is prohibited for you [to take it]. So long as you know [the source] is haraam, then it is not permissible for you to take it; it is not permissible for you to [knowingly] benefit from it [in any way].

- 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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