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    Question ID: 42718Country: India

    Title: Is it allowed to give zakat to buy the land for madarsa

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

    Answer ID: 42718

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1742/1742/M=1433) No, the money of zakah cannot be used in buying land for madrasa, since the money is not given in the possession of a poor which is necessary.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India