People of the village paying towards the salary of the Imaam

Q: Everyone pays a fixed amount towards the Imam's salary in our village. What does the sharia say about a person who despite having money refuses to pay just because he doesn't come for salaah?


A: People should not be forced and compelled to contribute towards the salary of the Imaam. Compelling people to contribute is impermissible.The Musjid committee should only accept from those who are willing to contribute. 

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

عن أبي حرة الرقاشي عن عمه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : لا يحل مال امرئ مسلم إلا عن طيب نفس  (الدارقطني رقم 92)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)