• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 31630Country: Saudi Arabia

    Title: Zakat

    Question: if a person will take responsibility of an orphan to pay his school fee etc., from Zakat is it permissible .. and the orphan's ancestors has collected a huge amount after his father's death to construct a house for him and his mother , but the amount collected is restricted to purchase a house .. jazak Allah Khair

    Answer ID: 31630

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 763/763/M=1432) If that orphan is poor and is entitled to receive zakah, that person should make him owner of his zakah amount. Then the orphan is free to spend it in whatever purpose he wishes. He may pay his educational fee. If the orphan hands over the amount to his guardian and asks him to pay his educational fee, then that guardian can do so, but first the amount should be given in his possession.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India