Using a heelah with zakaat money

Q: Many madrasahs use a heelah and convert zakaat into money which is used in building construction, normally not allowed in the case of zakaat money. We give money and make a representative of the madrasah as our wakeel. If they do heelah (which I do not know how they do) what about our zakaat. Will it be considered from our side as paid or not?


A: Although we do not encourage this, but if a heelah was done correctly then your zakaat is discharged.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)