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)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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