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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Zakaat for Musjid Renovations

Q: May a person give Zakaat towards the renovations of a Masjid? What is the penalty for having missed a year's Zakaah?

Zakaat may not be given towards the renovation of a Masjid. It must necessarily be given to a Muslim who is eligible for Zakaat. (Shaami V7 P226) There is no 'penalty' for missing a year's Zakaat. The Zakaat of that year must still be given. Taubah should be made if one delayed the payment of Zakaat without a valid reason. (Shaami V6 P496)

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by:Mufti Siraj Desai