Category: Ramadan
Fatwa#: 19821
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Mar 09,2012

Title: Is permissible to used zakat money to treat injured animal?

Question

Is permissible to used zakat money to treat injured animal?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

It is not permissible to use zakat for the treatment of injured animals.

Zakat is to be paid to a humanbeing who is a Muslim and who is poor and needy as defined by Shariah. [1] 

And Allah knows best.

Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Golaub
Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved 
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

daruliftaa.net



[1] مشكاة المصابيح (1 / 570):

وَعَن ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ: فَرَضَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ زَكَاةَ الْفِطْرِ طُهْرَ الصِّيَامِ مِنَ اللَّغْوِ وَالرَّفَثِ وَطُعْمَةً لِلْمَسَاكِينِ. رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُد

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