Granting a reward to the person who raises the most amount of money

Q: Does the prophetic way allow for raising of funds for a Madrassah or Masjid by stating that the person raising the most funds will win an all expenses Umrah trip? If not, kindly advise us why this wouldn't be the way of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?

A: This is a type of gambling.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)