Monday 17 Muḥarram 1441 - 16 September 2019

Giving money collected in a charity box to a charity other than that which owns the box


I have a collection box for one of the charities, and once it is filled with money I want to give it to a different charity which I believe to be more trustworthy.


Praise be to Allaah.

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who responded by asking,

 “Why did he agree to keep a box for this charity?”

 (We said:) Because it was the charity that he knew of, then he found another that is more trustworthy.

 (He said:) It is not permissible. So long as he collected the money with the intention of giving it to the first charity, it is not permissible for him to give it to another.

Source: Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen

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