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Purchasing an ambulance with zakaat money

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Q: Can we use zakaat money to buy an ambulance and use it for people in poverty, free of charge? We have a foundation for doing such activities. 

Bismillaah

A: No, this is not permissible.

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 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.

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