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    Question ID: 39143Country: India

    Title: I inherited property from my father, he used to take bribe

    Question: I inherited property from my father, he used to take bribe. (1) Is this money haram for me or halal? In one of the fatwa I read that there is sin for the person who has taken bribe and there is no sin for his sons to use this money and it is halal for him, is it correct? (2) Myself I have used some haram money and as stated above my father used to take bribe, now I am thinking to roughly calculate how much money I used from haram income and how much money my father might have taken bribe and total amount I want to donate to poor. By doing so, will all the sins of my father and my of using haram money be wash off? And what things I purchased with above money become halal for me?

    Answer ID: 39143

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 914/L=377/TL=1433) (1) The said fatwa is correct. However, one should avoid using such money. (2) If you calculate the amount of bribe and give such amount in charity from the side of those who have given the bribe then it is hoped that by doing so the sin of your father shall be removed. مات رجل ويعلم الوارث أن أباه كان يكسب من حيث لا يحل ولكن لا يعلم الطالب بعينه ليرد عليه حل له الإرث والأفضل أن يتورع ويتصدق بنية خصماء أبيه الى قوله سئل الفقيه ابوالليث حعفر عمن اكتسب ماله من أمراء السلطان ومن الغرامات المحرمة وغير ذالك هل يحل لمن عرف ذالك أن ياكل من طعامه قال: أحب إلى في دينه أن لا ياكل ويسعه حكما إن لم يكن ذلك الطعام غصبا أو رشوة (شامي 71/301/302)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India