Q: I have read in Ma’ariful Quraan (English) under the verse of “wal Aamileena alayha” i.e. zakaat can be given to those collecting the Zakaat on behalf of the state.
Many organisations nowadays in Non-Muslim countries also collect zakaat on behalf of the organisation and then distribute it to its recipients.
My question is: Can the person appointed on behalf of the organization to collect zakaat be paid his salary from the zakaat money?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
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.