Can one give zakat for someones education?
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Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be
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Dear Mu` meneen
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wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
Peace,Mercy and Blessings be upon all of You Could you advise is it ok if we
give zakat on education like scholarship to needy / middle class family. Look
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Can one give zakat for someone’s
In the name of Allah, We praise
Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none
can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.
We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam,
no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship
but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant
and the seal of His Messengers.
There is absolutely no harm in
helping a needy family in their education expenses from the zakat funds , if the needy family are so poor that they
are unable to afford even a basic education for their offspring.
Whatever written of Truth and
benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error
is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He
is the Only Source of Strength.
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