Q 7: What is
ruling on Ghulul?
Ghulul means taking part of the spoils of war illegally before being distributed by the Imam (ruler) and is, therefore, impermissible. This is based on Shar`y (Islamic legal) evidence indicating that Ghulul is forbidden. The same ruling applies to embezzlement of property from Bayt-ul-Mal (Muslim treasury), revenue of Waqfs (endowments), orphans' property or the like.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.