Giving poor people zakaat to dig a well

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can I pay my zakaat to help poor people have a tube well (for drinking water), build a house for them or help a father to do necessary expenses for his daughter’s marriage. 


A: If the people are eligible for accepting zakaat, then it is permissible to give them the zakaat. After giving them the zakaat, they may use it for whatever needs they have.

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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