Using the Zakat for Purchasing a Property for the Madrasa

CategoriesZakah [198]

Fatwa ID: 05277

 

Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Imad Ali

 

Question

 

 

Is it allowed for us to collect Zakat money and do hila and then purchase a property for Madrasa.?

 

 

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

 

Answer

 

The principle for the validity of Zakat is that the recipient must take full, complete, and unattached ownership of the Zakat. (Aapke Masaail p.389 v.3)

 

Regarding your question, it would not be permissible to buy a property with Zakat money. However, if somebody with Zakat money purchased land and built a building with Zakat money and then gave the building to the poor without attaching any conditions and made the poor the owner of the building, then such a Zakat would be considered valid. (Ahsanul Fatawa p.490 v.4)

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Muhammad Imad Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

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