Giving zakaat to build a borehole

Q: Is zakaat discharged if money is given to a charitable organization to build a borehole or water well?

A: No. The zakaat will only be discharged when tamleek takes place i.e. the recipient receives possession and complete control of what has been offered in zakaat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)