8860: The imaam made a mistake in naming the charity for which he had been asked to collect donations

Whilst he was on the minbar the imaam made a mistake, and gave the name of a charitable organization other than the one which he had agreed to collect donations for after the prayer. Donations were collected after the prayer – to whom should the money collected be given?

Published Date: 2000-02-09

Praise be to Allaah.

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows:

The money should be given to the organization whose name was mentioned by the imaam from the minbar.

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