Question # : 1865
Answer : 1865
Published on: Nov 19, 2007
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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 Uloom Deoband