Using zakaat to purchase a water cooler

Q: Can Zakaat be discharged to build electric water cooler in grave yard or any other public places so people can drink cold water during intense weather?

A: No, zakaat has to be given to a poor Muslim who is a recipient of zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)