questions on zakaat

Question ID: 31135

a)Can you please inform me whether it is permissable to give zakaat to a muslim charitable organisation that has a specific account for Zakkah payments?
b)will this be a valid payment of zakaat as for me or is it necessary to enquire what the zakaat money is used for by the organisation (as i have read zakaah cannot be used to build masjids or buy books etc for the poor).

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Asked on November 16, 2012 11:52 am
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a) Yes, provided Ulema have the final say in that organization.
b) Zakaah cannot be used to build Masjids but can be used to buy books for poor Muslims - provided you make the poor children owners of the book

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Answered on November 16, 2012 11:52 am