Message No : 16Sr.No : 340/722
Question By : Abdullah

Assalamu Alaikum,
Mufti Saheb I want to know whether Zakaat is Wajib on the amount that a Madrasa or institution deposits in the bank? Looking forward for hearing from you.


Reply By : Mohd. As¡¯ad Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai  

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Assalamu Alaikum

The answer to your question is as follows:

Zakaah is not Wajib on the amount that a madrasa or institution deposits in the bank. It should be carried in mind that only adult and sane human beings and Jins are the addressees of Shari¡¯ah. Hence, a child or insane adult who has a sum of money (that can meet the nisab) is not asked to pay Zakah as he is not an adult or sane. Like wise a madrasa is neither among human beings nor Jins. So the question of sanity or adulthood does not exist. Therefore, having more than the Nisaab, madrasa cannot be charged with Zakah.

As far as the mater of the director of madrasa or institute is concerned, he is only a trustee for the money not an owner. Hence, he cannot be permitted to spend madrasa amount in other than the madrasa¡¯s purposes.
(Bada¡¯I- al Sana¡¯I: Vol: 2 P: 78 )

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