Is it Ok to give Zakat to charitable institutions, hospitals etc. when we know that they might use the money on non-Muslims as well?

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I understand that Zakat can only be given to muslims,so in he above situation when one gives Zakat to a charitable instituion or hospital etc one can’t be sure that all the money would be spent on muslims only even in a predominantly muslim nation like Pakistan.Please advise


It is not permissible to give Zakaat to such institutions.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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