Can an organisation stipulate to the recipient how the zakaat money should be used?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I would like to know if an organization that is responsible for collecting zakaah and also giving zakaah

1. Can give zakaah to a zakaatable person for building a house

2. Does that zakaah that has been given by the organization specifically to that person only for building of his house can be used for other purposes other than building of the house?



1. Yes, it is permissible.

2. Once the money is made over to him he has the choice to use it for other avenues as well.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)