What is ruling about Ghulool?

Question 3: What is ruling on Ghulool (taking a part of the spoils of war illegally before being distributed by the Imaam [ruler])?

Answer: Ghulool means taking part of the spoils of war illegally before being distributed by the Imaam (ruler) and is, therefore, impermissible. This is based on Shar’ee (Islaamic legal) evidence indicating that Ghulool is forbidden… read more here.