Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 38440
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Jul 29,2017

Title: Zakat funds for musjid construction.

Question

ASSALAMU ALALIKUM,

    CAN ZAKAT FUNDS BE USED FOR BULID MASJID (AS TABLEAGE MARKAZ)?

 

 

with regards

shaneebkhan

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 funds to build a musjid. If zakat funds is used to build a masjid, the zakat will not be discharged. Zakat can be given only to poor and needy muslims.[[i]][[ii]][[iii]][[iv]][[v]]

    

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Anas Ullah Sharieff

Student Darul Iftaa

Hyderabad, India

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 



[i] عالمگیری رشیدیہ 2/473

[ii] قال تعالى: إنما الصدقات للفقراء والمساكين والعاملين عليها والمؤلفة قلوبهم وفي الرقاب والغارمين وفي سبيل الله وابن السبيل (سورة التوبة:60)

[iii] وقال الحصکفي فی الدر ( مع الرد، کتاب الزکاة، باب المصرف۳: ۲۹۱ ط زکریا ) : یصرف المزکي إلی کلھم أو إلی بعضھم، …… ویشترط أن یکون الصرف تملیکا، …، لا یصرف إلی بناء نحو مسجد اھ، وفی الرد: قولہ: ”نحو مسجد“ : کبناء القناطر والسقایات وإصلاح الطرقات وقال: ولاتدفع الزکوة لبناء مسجد؛ لأن التملیک شرط فیھا ولم یوجد، وکذا بناء القناطیر وإصلاح الطرقات وکري الأنھار والحج وکل ما لا تملیک فیہ اھ

[iv] فتاوی محمودیۃ (ج:9 ص:570)

[v]  احسن الفتاوى (ج:4 ص:292) مال زکوۃ مسجد میں لگانا جائزنہیں

 

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