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Discharging ones Zakaat by giving a discount

Answered by TheMufti.com

Q. Can I give my Zakaat by giving a discount to my Zakaat eligible customers? A. The prerequisite of discharging Zakaat is transferal of ownership (Tamleek). By giving a discount to an eligible recipient of Zakaat, the prerequisite of transferral of ownership is not fulfilled. Hence, the discharging of ones Zakaat in such a manner… read more »