Giving Zakaah to Poor Students
Fatwa No: 380137

Question

Assalamu'alaykumCan Zakat be given for fees of poor student who is studying in Islamic Madrasa(studying Hifzul Qur'an, Aalimiyat course)JazakAllahukhayran

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

A student of knowledge who is poor and his seeking of knowledge prevents him from earning his provision can be given Zakaah to pay his school fees, in addition to an amount which would suffice his needs.

Al-Mardaawi said in his book Al-Inssaf: “Shaykh Taqiyy Ad-Deen holds the opinion that, ‘It is permissible to receive Zakah to buy books that one needs in order to obtain knowledge which is essential for achieving what benefits him in his religion and worldly matters.’ This the correct opinion.” [End of quote]

Allah knows best.

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