Subject : Giving Away of Zakaat to purchase Land to Construct School Building

FATWA # 001/ACJU/F/2005

Aug 01, 2018

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Is it permissible in Islam to give away Zakaat to purchase a land in order to put up a school building?

Beneficiaries of Zakaat are clearly stated in the Holy Qur-an. Accordingly, we are of the view that Zakaat could not be given away to purchase a land to erect a school building. Instead, general Sadaqah could be used for such a purpose.

Allah knows best.

Wssalaamu alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakaatuh.