Q: I have a question regarding esaal-e-thawab. When we do a normal act but for the sake of Allah we get rewarded. For example, if we eat with the intention of being able to fast the next day, then we are rewarded for this intention even though eating is not an 'ibaadah in itself.

My question is: can we donate this kind of reward to the deceased (even though it does not come from a direct form of 'ibaadah) or is it only reward from direct types of worship (praying, fasting, etc.) that can be rewarded?

A: We have not come across this.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)