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Collect money for construction of masjid on roads?

We usually collect money for construction of masjid on roads by stoping vehicles moving on road. Plz tell me can this money be utilised for construction of masjid and is this a good way to collect money. Thanks and Allah Hafiz

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

The best characteristic that a believer has, whenever any noble deed is initiated, he not only participates himself in it, but invites other believers to participate in it.

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘He who called (people) to righteousness, there would be reward (assured) for him like the rewards of those who adhered to it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who called (people) to error, he shall have to carry (the burden) of its sin, like those who committed it, without their sins being diminished in any respect.’ Sahih Muslim [Book 34 : Hadith 6470]

Constructing a masjid is indeed a highly noble deed, and is an honour for every believer who participates in it.

Mahmud b. Labid reported: When 'Uthman b. 'Affan intended to build the mosque (of the Prophet) the people did not approve of it. They liked that it should be kept in the same state. Thereupon he said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: He who built a mosque for Allah, Allah would build a house for him like it in Paradise. SAHIH MUSLIM[book:4, Hadith: 1085]

Plz tell me can this money be utilised for construction of masjid?

If the money was collected for the construction of masjid, then there is absolutely no harm in utilising it on the construction of the masjid.

is this a good way to collect money.

In my humble opinion, one should use banners to invite the passengers to participate in the noble cause of constructing masjid, rather than forcibly stopping any vehicle. Using banners would be more appropriate and easy.

And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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