Can We Accept Unintended Worldly Benefits from Ibada?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Can one accept an offer of kindness for religious practice if one did not perform the religious act for that purpose? Suppose someone receives a marriage proposal or gifts due to his religious dedication.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

Yes. It is permissible to accept a proposal or a gift from someone because of their religious practice as long as they did not perform the religious act for the sake of these gains.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.