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He has been given money to help him get married – should he accept it?

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Publication : 13-10-2008

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Question

One of my relatives sent me a large amount of money on the occasion of my marriage, with the intention of helping me. Should I accept it or is it better to be proud and be content with what I have?.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

There is nothing wrong with accepting it if you were not hoping for it, and reciprocating in a suitable manner or making du’aa’ for him, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does you a favour, then respond in kind, and if you cannot find anything to give him, then make du’aa’ for him (and keep doing so) until you think that you have done enough.” 

Narrated by Abu Dawood and al-Nasaa’i. 

And Allaah is the Source of strength. 

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Source: Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta, 16/171