Paying Someone’s Utility Bills As A Form Of Discharging Zakaat


Can a person pay the utility bills of somebody eligible to receive zakaat (e.g.water/electricity bill) using zakaat money? Does he need permission for this from the person?


If a person was to pay for someone’s utility bills with Zakaat, it will only be permissible if he was granted permission from that recipient of Zakaat.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


(يجب) وظاهر الآية أنه فرض نهر ج ٦ ٥

(بدائع الصنائع ج ٢ /ص٣٩)

(الدر المجتار مع رد المحتار ج ٣٤٥/٢)

(البحر الرائق ج ٢/ ص ٢٦١ )

(مجمع الأنهر ج١/ص٣٢٨)

(تبيين الحقائق ج ١ /ص٠ ٣٠)

(النهر الفائق ج١/ص ٤٦٢ )