Fatwa: # 32982
Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Country: Myanmar
Date: 4th September 2018


Can zakat money be used to renovate/repair a waqf property?


Salam! Iman Can we use zakat money in waqf house? It is for repair the house!


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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

It is not permissible to use zakat funds to repair any house including a waqf house.

Zakat must be given to a poor needy muslim who is a legitimate recipient of zakat. [1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي (1/ 251)

وَقَوْلُهُ هِيَ تَمْلِيكُ الْمَالِ أَيْ الزَّكَاةُ تَمْلِيكُ الْمَالِ


منحة السلوك في شرح تحفة الملوك (ص: 355)

الزكاة والعشر، ومصرفهما: ما ذكره الله تعالى من قوله {إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ} [التوبة: 60] وقد مر.


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/ 216)

قوله هي تمليك المال من فقير مسلم غير هاشمي، ولا مولاه بشرط قطع المنفعة عن المملك من كل وجه لله - تعالى -) لقوله تعالى {وآتوا الزكاة} [البقرة: 43] والإيتاء هو التمليك ومراده تمليك جزء من ماله،


مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (1/ 192)

فِي الشَّرْعِ (هِيَ) أَيْ الزَّكَاةُ (تَمْلِيكُ جُزْءٍ مِنْ الْمَالِ)

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 344)

(قوله: كما مر) أي في أول كتاب الزكاة ط (قوله: نحو مسجد) كبناء القناطر والسقايات وإصلاح الطرقات وكري الأنهار والحج والجهاد وكل ما لا تمليك فيه زيلعي (قوله: ولا إلى كفن ميت) لعدم صحة التمليك منه


مسائل رفعت قاسمی Vol 5, Pg 266.

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