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Zakaah to Qur’aan Academy

Fatwaa ID: 975


Is it ok to give Zakat to a Quran academy ?

Someone’s qari sb (from overseas) was asking if they can give him Zakat or donation to build a Quran academy on his plot.

Jazakullah khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Zakaah funds cannot be given to a Qur’aan Academy. Academies or schools are not eligible recipients of zakaah. Furthermore, they are unable to fulfill the requisite of tamleek, assuming of possession. The zakaah will be invalid in the enquired situation. If you wish, you may assist with nafl sadaqah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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