Is It Appropriate to Give Using Automated Daily Giving with Incentives?
Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
There’s a platform on LaunchGood with an initiative where if you sign up before Ramadan and give a minimum amount, there will be £30 and a bonus offered by the platform. Is this permissible?
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate
There is nothing prohibited nor disliked about this. Rather, this is one good way of giving consistently. As for what the organization adds to the giving, it is considered a gift from them.
It is from the Mercy of Allah Most High that there are many ways to give.
Allah Most High promises, “Whatsoever you do of good, Allah is well-aware of it.” [Quran, 2:215] Among the many implications of this is that the ways of good are vast and numerous. [Alusi, Ruh al-Ma‘ani; Nawawi, Riyad al-Salihin]
And the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Never deem anything of the good to be insignificant.” [Muslim]
Keep Intention in Mind
When you commit to such plans, intend to give consistently across Ramadan, and you will have its reward.
Strive to Give Directly
With that, also strive to give personally and individually to all causes you can–and directly, with dignity, to needy individuals.
And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. is teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. e returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. e is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.