1. If one gives a proportion of zakat to a charity that happens to provide tax certificate for charitable contribution. Can we benefit from this tax break (although it would probable be small amount of benefit) ?
2. When looking for someone to dispense your zakaat to. what criteria can be used? As some situations have difficulty…. For example if two old people who are getting pension and stay in a flat are struggling to pay rent. but one wouldnt term them as poor on face value, however they constant complain of money problems, but this cannot be confirmed.. May they receive zakat?