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Zakaat in the form required aid?

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Question and Answer

Q. Can Zakaat be distributed in alternative forms?, ie blankets, food, accessories that is required by the deserving Muslims.

(Query published as received)

A. Zakaat may be discharged in this way. The market value of the goods would be used to determine the value of the goods for Zakaat purposes..

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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