The Disposal of Zakat
There are eight ways in which the Zakat can be disposed of; and one can dispose of one’s Zakat in all or some of these ways. The following are some of the examples of these places:
- It can be given to the poor and destitute.
- It can be given to those non – Muslims who, if Zakat is given to them, may become inclined to Islam or they may help Muslims in the time of war.
- It may be spent in the way of Allah; meaning, in those things that have a common benefit for the Muslims or a benefit for Islam - for example, building a well, bridge or Masjid.