Enormities: Misappropriating Spoils Of War, Muslim Funds, Or Zakat

This is another article in the chapter Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.

p19.0 MISAPPROPRIATING SPOILS OF WAR, MUSLIM FUNDS, OR ZAKAT
p19.1 Allah Most High says:
“No prophet has been given to misappropriate wealth. Whoever does so shall bring what they have taken on the Day of Judgement” (Koran 3:161).
p19.2 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
“,.. By Allah, none of you shall wrongfully take something save that he will meet Allah carrying it on Judgement Day, and I swear I will not recognize any of you who is carrying a grunting camel, lowing cow, or bleating sheep when you meet Allah.” Then he lifted his hands and said, “0 Allah, have I told them?”

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