It doesn`t avail to Give Zakah to Quranic Centers

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by Darul Iftaa Jordan
Is an endowment for teaching Quran considered among Zakah disbursement channels?


All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May Allah`s peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

It doesn`t avail to give one`s Zakah to Quranic centers as the latter isn`t among the eight categories eligible to receive Zakah as stipulated in Chapter At-Tawbah, Verse 60. However, a Muslim who borrows money to establish such a center and becomes indebted as a result is allowed to receive Zakah for, in this case, he comes within the category of debtors. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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