Can Zakat Money be Used for Medical Treatment of Cancer

Fatwa ID: 04079

Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

 

Question

Can Zakat be used for medical treatment, even if the parents of the patient are not liable for Zakat, but are raising funds for cancer treatment for their 12 yr old?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Zakat cannot be given to someone with the condition that they use the money for medical treatment, and it cannot be stipulated where he/she has to spend the Zakat money.

For more information on the reasoning please see the link below. 

https://islamqa.org/hanafi/daruliftaa-birmingham/88180

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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