• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 41459Country: India

    Title: Is zakat wazib if given to mosque which has loan

    Question: In our village we have a mosque. Recently we the villagers bought some land for the mosque and paid some amount in cash and some in loan. My question is that can we villagers give our zakah in mosque to pay its loan?

    Answer ID: 41459

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1729/1358/B=1433) It is not lawful to buy land for mosque with loan money. Similarly, it is not lawful to give zakah money in order to pay the loan. The land should be purchased purely with donation money and the debt should be paid with the same money.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India