Hastening to distribute money among the poor when authorized to do so

(Part No. 14; Page No. 283)  A: Your obligation was to distribute the Sadaqah to its rightful recipients, as you were entrusted to. It was not permissible for you to delay the distribution or to invest it in business. What you did was incorrect, and you should therefore repent for having done it. You should distribute the remaining money quickly along with the profits earned through the investment, and never do this again. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.