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Using Zakat to Build Masjids

Updated: May 28, 2020

Q: Is it permissible to use zakat to build masjids and Islamic centers?

A: Zakat is to be distributed explicitly to the eight categories mentioned in the Quran. It is therefore not permitted to use zakat to build masjids/Islamic centers or for any other purpose.

Source: Sharh al-Muntaha


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