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    Question ID: 167874Country: India

    Title: Is taking salary for teaching Quran is lawful?

    Question: 1. Is taking salary for teaching Quran is lawful? 2. In madaris all type of people (earnings from halal and haram) give zakah and it is used for students in madaris without inquiry, is it lawful?

    Answer ID: 167874

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 598/494/B=05/1440)


    The later Fuqha have allowed taking fee on teaching the Holy Quran for Shariah needs, so it is lawful to receive fee for teaching the Holy Quran.


    ويفتى الیوم بصحتها لتعليم القرآن والفقه والإمامة والأذان وفي رد المحتار: قال في الهداية: وبعض مشايخنا رحمهم الله استحسنوا الاستئجار على تعليم القرآن اليوم لظهور التواني في الأمور الدينية ففى الامتناع تضييع حفظ القرآن وعليه الفتوى (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار، كتاب الإجارة، باب الإجارة الفاسده، 9/ 76، ط: زكريا)


    (2) If you know for sure that the zakah of so and so person is from haram wealth then it is not lawful to take zakah from him and if you are not sure then there is no need to investigate it thoroughly. 

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India