Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 38426
Asked Country: Oman

Answered Date: Sep 13,2017

Title: Zakat to Islamic school


Assalamualiku wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuihu.

I would like to ask you a quick question.

Can i pay zakath fund to a Modern + Islamic school run by a muslim brother for muslim kids.

The amount may be used as school fees for poor kids.  There is no boarding, its just a day school.


Please advise.

Thansk & regards



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

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

In order for us to advise you, enquire from the administration how they would use the zakat funds to pay for the school fees.

Request them for a detailed explanation.

If they have any documentations in that regard, obtain it and send it to us for our observations.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saad Haque

Student Darul Iftaa
New Jersey, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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