152 fatwas

  • Paying Zakah to Sayyeds (Prophet's descendants) Date: 14-1-2000

    We wish to clarify a matter about Zakat. Many people are of the opinion that one cannot and should not give Zakat to Sayyeds (whose ancestry goes back to Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] ). Is there any reference to this in the Quran or in Hadeeth? If one refers to Surah Anfal (8th surah) verse 41, about booty gained from the Battle of Badr and its distribution,.. More

  • Using Zakaah funds to build Mosques or Islamic schools Date: 5-12-1999

    I have been told that Zakaat money can be used to build mosques and Islamic Schools. Is this true? Please provide the necessary Ahadith or Ayats because I have been told that there is no specific prohibition in the Qur'an or Ahadith. Shukran. Yours in Islam, Ahmed .. More