What is the Ruling of Using Money Without Someone’s Permission but Returning it Later?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


My father gave me money to keep in the bank, and I used 700 rupees to pay the onboarding fees to zomato, a food delivery company, without informing my father.

However, two days later, I confessed to him that I had spent some of his money and returned it to him without disclosing where I had spent it. Is the earnings I received from Zomato halal or haram?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It was wrong of you to use money with your father’s permission. However, confessing later and returning it redeemed your past mistake. Ask for forgiveness from him.

Regret is Part of Sound Repentance

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Regret is part of repentance.” [Ibn Maja]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.