Category: Charity, Obligatory (Zakaat)
Fatwa#: 38572
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Aug 18,2017

Title: Zakat money for building masjid


assalamu alikum ,

  shall i spent my zakath for building markaz(masjid) or purchase land for markaz(masjid)  



with regrads 



Zakat must be given in the ownership of a Muslim who is poor and needy.

Zakat money cannot be used for purchasing land or building of a masjid or markaz.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saad Haque

Student Darul Iftaa
New Jersey, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] المبسوط للسرخسي (٢/٢٠٢)

وَكَذَلِكَ بِنَاءُ الْمَسْجِدِ لَيْسَ فِيهِ تَمْلِيكٌ مِنْ أَحَدٍ

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (٢/٣٤٤)

ويشترط أن يكون الصرف (تمليكا) لا إباحة كما مر (لا) يصرف (إلى بناء) نحو (مسجد

فتاوي عثماني (٢/١٥٥)

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