Q 7: What is ruling on Ghulul?

A: 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.