Accepting lillah if a person has savings

Q: May someone who has savings amounting to about 400k accept lillah and if so, will they be sinful for doing so? The person is a widow with a 16 year old son who is not working.

A: It is better that they notify the person that they have so much and if he still insists on giving a gift then it is alright.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)