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Can zakat be given to extremely poor student for buying books or clothings?

Can zakat be given to orphanage which take care of extremely poor orphans who does not ve anything. 2. Can zakat be given to extremely poor student for buying books or clothings


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Allah Says in the Glorious Quran: Alms are for the poor, and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds), for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to the Truth), for those in bondage and in debt, in the Cause of Allah, and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah and Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom. Quran[9:60]

Allah has mentioned in the above verse, that the zakat should be paid:

  • to the poor,
  • To the needy,
  • To those employed to administer the zakah funds,
  • To new-muslims,
  • For those in bondage,
  • For those in debt,
  • In the Cause of Allah,
  • To the way-farer or traveler.

The zakat (i.e. obligatory alms ) is not given to the orphan, just because one is an orphan, but if the orphan falls into one of the category mentioned in the above verse , such as he is poor or needy, it is permissible to give zakah to him.

Can zakat be given to extremely poor student for buying books or clothings

Dear brother, Zakah must be handed over into the possession of its recipients, after that one may spend it as per ones desire. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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