Using Zakat al-Fitr to build a pharmacy by the charity organisation/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the use of Zakat al-Fitr by charity organisation to build a pharmacy.

Question: Can a charity organisation which helps poor families and the oppressed by receiving Zakat al-Fitr and help from the community, use these help for economical purposes such as, pharmacy, clinic, food stuff and sport facilities and spend the income for those families?

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: According to Wajeb precaution, Zakat al-Fitr can only be given to poor people and there is problem in spending it (Zakat al-Fitr) for public facilities.


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