Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Saheb of South Africa responds to the question: Is it permissible to borrow books from a library that was built with lottery money?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from South Africa, in:
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Mufti Muhammad Ashraf
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Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Saheb of South Africa responds to the question: Is it permissible to borrow books from a library that was built with lottery money?

It is permissible to use haram (forbidden) money for public welfare, therefore to go to such a library in which there are books purchased with lottery money will be permissible and it will also be permissible to borrow such books from the library.