152 fatwas

  • Wife paying Zakat for her husband Date: 23-9-2004

    Is it permissible for a wife to give Zakaat/Sadaqah on her husband's behalf, with his own money but without his knowledge? Or must it be with his knowledge and consent. .. More

  • Zakat cannot be used for an endowment Date: 23-8-2004

    We want to buy an endowment (Wakf) for the Masjid in small town hoping the rent will cover some of the expenses for Masjid. Would this be considered as Zakaat. .. More

  • Giving Zakah to appropriate recipients Date: 29-7-2004

    I wish to distribute my Zakah to appropriate recipients, but need help to identify them. How can we know? If we give our Zakah to ineligible persons, will it be accepted? .. More

  • Giving Zakah to unmarried sister Date: 11-5-2004

    Can I give Zakah funds to my sister who is not married?.. More

  • Giving gifts or Sadaqa to descendants of the Prophet Date: 27-4-2004

    A Muslim who from the family (tree) of Prophet Muhammad cannot accept Zakah, but can his wife who is not from the Prophet's family accept Zakah? If so, can she give it to her husband as a gift or as charity (Sadaqa)?.. More

  • Giving Zakah to non-Muslims Date: 27-3-2004

    Last week a scholar said that we can give Zakah to non-Muslims, also that where the Qur’an says to give to the 8 people it does not clearly say for Muslims only. Is this correct? .. More

  • Giving Zakah to brother with financial problems Date: 27-3-2004

    My brother is having a big problem; can I give him my zakat money? .. More

  • Using Zakah money to support needy parents, etc. Date: 27-3-2004

    Can the Zakah money be given to my family (mother, father, and sister) who do not have any kind of income and my father cannot find a job? I am their only source of income. They live in a Muslim country in the Middle East. I also send money for medical expenses for my grandmother who is very sick and the rest of her children cannot afford all.. More

  • Payment of Zakah to hospitals Date: 15-3-2004

    To whom can Zakah be paid? Can we pay Zakah to hospitals who use Zakah money for the treatment of needy people? Can we pay Zakah to such hospitals where the Zakah money is only used for the treatment of Muslims? What is ruling if hospitals treat Muslims as well as non-Muslims?.. More

  • Zakah to brother for his marriage Date: 24-2-2004

    I have a brother who is starting his practical life and getting married. I live in another country. Is it allowed to give him from my Zakah money to help him complete his marriage?.. More

  • Using Zakah to buy heater for the mosque Date: 18-2-2004

    I live in USA in a small town where the mosque has monthly bills of 500$. It also needs a heater to be changed for 4000$. There are 4 families and a few students. Can we use the Zakah money to pay for these things? 2) I am looking for Halal investments in the USA, any suggestions? .. More

  • Giving Zakah to a non-Muslim Date: 4-1-2004

    Can I give Zakah for a non-Muslim?.. More

  • Grandfather should not give Zakah to his grandchildren Date: 30-11-2003

    A man in his 60's living on his savings and supporting his wife and daughter, finds that his sons children go to Canadian public school, where there is no Islamic education. His son cannot afford, out of his salary, to pay the tuition fee of Islamic schools. To send a child to Islamic schools means at least 6 years commitment. It requires continuous.. More

  • Zakah is only for its recipients while Sadaqa is like the gift Date: 1-11-2003

    We have collected2850 dollars for a needy family so that they can purchase car. The family recently migrated from Pakistan and head of household is sick and he cannot work. His son and daughter are working to run the household. Some of the donation was Zakah from some families. Later we found out that family has about20,000 dollars in their bank account... More

  • Zakah money for Islamic library Date: 11-10-2003

    We are running an Islamic library for free haring of Islamic books, videocassettes and CDs. Can we use Zakah money for buying or binding the books? Can we receive Zakah money for this purpose?.. More