Paying towards a holiday club

Q: I recruit people to join a holiday club. The members will be asked to pay subscriptions. The money collected will be used to purchase holidays at various resorts and hotels in South Africa. The members will then be entered in a draw and the winners will go on the holiday. Some portion of the collected monies will be used for expenses. Is this permissible?

If it is, will I be accountable for the people, maybe non Muslims eating and drinking haraam food and partaking in such activities that they would do while on holiday?

A: It is not right. When each person paid then they are equally entitled and this cannot be confirmed by a lucky draw.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)