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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.