Taking a wage whilst teaching in the Masjid

Mar 28, 2022 | Uncategorized


What’s the ruling that a teacher teaches his class in the masjid vicinity is it allowed for him to take a wage if not why?


If one is teaching Islamic sciences they are permitted to take a wage in consideration for their time. The same would apply if the classes are being held within the masjid. The jurists have permitted a mu’adhdhin to take a wage for calling the adhan and this too would usually be done from within the masjid area. [Simalrly, the imam can be paid for leading the salat in the masjid]

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 55)
لا تصح الإجارة لعسب التيس) وهو نزوه على الإناث (و) لا (لأجل المعاصي مثل الغناء والنوح والملاهي) ولو أخذ بلا شرط يباح (و) لا لأجل الطاعات مثل (الأذان والحج والإمامة وتعليم القرآن والفقه) ويفتى اليوم بصحتها لتعليم القرآن والفقه والإمامة والأذان

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Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel