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Can Zakāt al-Māl to Be Used to Benefit the Masjid?

Shaykh Mūsá Richardson

A discussion on the permissibility of using zakāt al-māl to further the masjid, rather than giving to the usual recipients.

[Q]: A masjid here in Canada claims they have fatwás from a group of scholars permitting Canadians and those in non-Muslim lands to give their zakāh to the masjid, meaning that it can be used to build or further the masjid. Who are the ones eligible for zakāt al-māl, and could it ever be allowed for mosques to keep the money of zakāt al-māl?

Published: July 30, 2013
Edited: September 4, 2023

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