Using zakaat money for a Madrasah and for Madrasah students

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Can one can use his Zakaat money to construction a Madrasah.

2. Also, can the Zakaat money be used for some general use of the Madrasah children, e.g. purchasing quilt, kids cloths, bed sheets, etc…



1. No.

2. For the zakaat to be valid there must be transfer of ownership to a recipient (e.g. a poor person). It cannot be used just to provide a benefit or service without transferal of ownership.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)