Lending qardh hasana from Masjid fund

Question

Is it permissible for masjid committee to lend qardh hasana to someone from masjid fund?

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Masjid committee is an agent (wakeel) on behalf of the local public. Therefore, if it is known that the public have no issue with lending the qardh hasana from Masjid fund or if it is a common practice in the community then it would be permissible for the committee to carry out such action, otherwise it will not be permissible.

في بدائع الصنائع: الوكيل يتصرف بولاية مستفادة من قبل المؤكل، فيملك قدر ما أفاده. (بدائع الصنائع ج:٧ ص:٤٢٧ دار الحديث القاهرة)۔

و في رد المحتار: الوكيل إنما يستفيد التصرف من المؤكل، و قد أمره بالدفع إلى فلان فلا يملك الدفع إلى غيره. (رد المحتار، كتاب الزكاة)۔

Allah knows best
Syed Hussain ibn Imamuddin
03 January 2020

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