Buying wheelchairs for a hospital with zakaat money

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can Zakaat be discharged to buy wheel chairs and distribute in the hospital so disabled people can use those wheelchairs?


A: No, zakaat has to be given to a poor Muslim who is a recipient of zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)