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Zakat for ex-offenders


Can Zakat be given to ex-offenders?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


If the ex-offenders are poor and eligible to receive Zakat, Zakat can be given to them.

قال الله تعالى: إنما الصدقات للفقراء والمساكين، الآية۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

22 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1442 / 8 November 2020

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

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