Giving Zakaat To A Masjid

Question

Can a Masjid accept Zakaat? 

Answer

For the validity of one’s Zakaat, it is necessary that the Zakaat be given in the ownership of  a poor person that qualifies as a recipient of Zakaat. Fulfilling this requirement is not possible when donating one’s Zakaat to a Masjid hence it will not be  permissible to donate one’s Zakaat to a Masjid. 

Yes, if donated to a recipient of Zakaat and he voluntarily donates it to a Masjid thereafter, then there is no harm in doing so.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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