Making niyyat of sadaqah for something that was stolen from one

Q: Each month upon receiving my salary, I separate 10% of my gross salary for charity purposes.

I usually accumulate it and pay to one really needy person/persons. Yesterday, my mobile was snatched. Can I adjust/offset the same amount against my monthly charitable contribution?

A: If the mobile was stolen, then you will not receive the reward of giving it in charity. However, as long as the person who stole the mobile uses it, you will receive the reward of sadaqah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)