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  • Using zakaah money to buy hospital accessories Date: 22-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I work in a hospital where certain accessories belong to zakah money. I have doubts about using them on people for whom this is impermissible. I want to compensate for this with an amount of money. Can I give it to any other organization or foundation? What should be my intention? .. More

  • Does the “in the Cause of Allaah” category include paying Zakah for the purpose of Da‘wah? Date: 16-8-2015

    Is it permissible to give Zakaah of gold for Da‘wah (proselytization) activities like purchasing and distributing cassette tapes and booklets? .. More

  • Paying Zakah to charity projects - a humanitarian Sharee‘ah viewpoint Date: 15-5-2013

    Is it true that some scholars issued Fataawa that hold it impermissible to pay Zakaah to humanitarian organizations that treat patients and provide them with medicines and medical requirements for blood diseases and cancer especially if the state is incapable of fulfilling this need as the case here in Iraq now?.. More

  • Should he donate to building a mosque or give to the poor? Date: 12-5-2013

    I am a young man with a successful business all praise be to Allaah The Almighty. I am careful to discharge my duties regarding this money, paying what is due upon me. I also have a surplus which I use to give charity to a number of Muslim families in the form of a monthly allowance, now it became a basic source of income for them. A mosque is being.. More

  • Giving Zakah to build graveyards for the poor Date: 23-12-2012

    Is it permissible to pay Zakaah to build a graveyard for poor Muslims?.. More

  • Paying Zakah to build a cancer hospital Date: 23-12-2012

    My mother and sisters paid Zakaah due on their property to the foundation of a Children’s Cancer Hospital; and later on some people made us doubt the validity, under Sharee‘ah, of paying Zakaah for such projects. What should we do now, especially with the difficulty to pay Zakaah once again?.. More

  • Spending Zakah money for educational and cultural purposes Date: 21-2-2011

    Alsalm alykom,I know that zaka should go precisely to eight catagories as stated in Quran, the most catagory is poor people, it is not easy in our country to identify poor people who hide their poverty and do not ask charities,they really deserve zaka. Other catagory is poor people who can work or can learn some skills to work but they do not have.. More

  • Using Zakat money for Da’wah activities Date: 15-11-2007

    Is it permissible to use zakat money for dawah activities in Australia where most of the zakat money goes overseas and there is a desperate need for funds for dawah activities which is not being adequately funded through donations?.. More

  • Investing the Zakat money for the benefit of an Islamic institution Date: 21-10-2007

    assalamualykum: my ? is about zakaat.?recently an islamic institution collecting zakaat published the accounts on expenses made during the year.Among the expenses their were the purchase of spoons,forks,glasses,etc(saman) which the institution rent to members for wedding and other functions. my ? is whether it is permissible to purchase these items.. More

  • Giving Zakat to the poor on condition that they donate some of it to build schools etc Date: 25-6-2007

    Assalamu Alaikum Dear Sir, Sub: Conversion of Zakat Money to Regular Wealth and then use the same for Masjids, Madrasas and Dawah Work We are living in a country of people with mixed fortunes, some are quite rich, and the majority of the people are in the middle class. We have a lower class which is dependent on Zakat for most of their needs and sometimes.. More

  • Wants to pay Zakat to a hospital in Canada Date: 6-5-2007

    My saalams. I am interested to know about payment of Zakht outside our country or in a non Muslim state. As I live in Canada now and I feel I should show allegiance to the nation that supports me, may I be able to pay part of my Zakth here or do I have to pay to a muslim/nation only? For example there are many hospitals here which help to treat any.. More

  • Giving Zakah to private Islamic schools Date: 4-5-2006

    Assalam Alikom, I live in Montreal, Canada. And about 10 years ago, we saw a rise of fulltime Islamic schools that help our kids learn the morals and values of Islam, while getting the required high school diploma. I would like to know if I can give my Zakat Almal to one of the private Islamic school that my own kids attend? This school survives on.. 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

  • 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

  • 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