Transferring zakat money from one ...

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta

Transferring zakat money from one country to another

 Transferring zakat money from one country to another

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa issued a fatwa in which it said that it is permissible for citizens living abroad to send the money of their zakat ul-fitr to their homeland to be distributed among the eligible recipients outlined in the Quranic verse, “Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allah. And Allah is Knowing and Wise" [Quran 9: 60]. The fatwa is also based on the precedent of the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] and his Companions.
The permissibility of transferring zakat money from abroad has been the implemented opinion of Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta since 1946 until present.

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