Q: Is it possible to claim using the Gift Aid Small Donation and use these funds for contruction or running costs for a Masjid/Madrasah project – especially as it’s not clear whether this is donors income tax or general public funds?
Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme allows charities to claim gift aid on anonymous (e.g. bucket) donations upto a certain value however it is not clear which funds are used to pay charities.
الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب
It is permissible to claim using the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme according to the rules set out by the government and use these funds for construction or the running costs of a Masjid/Madrasah project.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt
Chair Al-Qalam Sharia Scholars Panel