Can Zakaat money be used to buy items and then given to poor muslim families?

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Assalamu Alaikum,
Q: Can we use Zakaat money to buy foodstuff and other things that is needed by
poor muslim families? Then distribute it to them?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

A: Yes, it is permissible to do so.


And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


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