Tag: Zakāt al-Fiṭr

Paying Money to a Wikālah (Representative) for Zakāt al-Fiṭr

  It is important to note that these fatāwá are referring specifically to Zakāt al-Fiṭr being discharged in the form of money to the poor people. It does not address the issue of someone paying another person to buy food for him and distribute it as food. In this case, a person has actually distributed his Zakāt al-Fiṭr in food; just through a representative (called wikālah), which is permissible. Shaykh Mūsá Richardson [Q]: It’s known that disbursing Zākat al-Fiṭr in form of money is impermissible and the fataawa of Ahlul Ilm in this case are many. But is it permissible...

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