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Question # : 1865

India

We have some queries to be cleared kindly guide us meezan welfare foundation is social organisation running a "sadka fund" scheme in pune by virtue of which we are helping the downtrodden and needy section of the soceity the help is mainly in the form of monetary help ( money) we are helping in the field of social, medical as well as education. Now we are receiving application for educational help for ladies who want to do professional courses such as bca (bachelor of computer science), mba (master of business adminstation ) as well as bams, bums, mbbs & also d.ed . These all are girls or ladies whose parent canÂ’t affort huge fees for these course. The girls want to study and be self reliant. Now the main question is can we help them the sadka fund which we collect from the society as sadka. Kindly guide us in the light of quran and hadis.

Answer : 1865

Published on: Nov 19, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 695/691=N)


 


You can help the poor Muslim boys and girls by the collected zakah money from the above-mentioned fund in a way that you hand over the zakah money to them and they use it in their medical and educational needs; since giving the money in possession of the poor is compulsory: ویشترط أن یکون الصرف تملیکاً لا اباحۃ (در مختار: 3/291)


 


If you paid the educational fees or paid the bill of medical expenses directly without giving the money in their possession, then the zakah­ will not be valid.


 


Note: Spending the above-mentioned money in the help of poor women is not allowed until the contributors of zakah allow it.



Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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