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Discharging zakaat incorrectly

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Q: A woman wants to discharge her zakaah to a qualified recipient in another city. The recipient instructs a third person to collect that zakaah on his
behalf, and deposit in an account. The third person collects the zakaah. Therafter the recipient instructs the third person to please not deposit the zakaah, and not to collect it! Due to a delay in the third person collecting it! The third person after receiving this information via text message
acknowledges! Still collects and deposits the money! Now the bank account which was not the recipients account was in overdraft! With the result the entire zakaah amount was used up and the recipient did not receive it. So who is liable to replace that zakaah?


A: As the third person had gone against the instructions of the recipient then he becomes responsible for damages.

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

Answered by:

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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