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Can IRF collect Zakat?

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Thanks for the reply, but you have not answered my one part of the question. Can IRF (Islamic Research foundation) in India collect Zakaat ? Is it permissable to give them my Zakaat or not ? Please  answer As soon as possible.

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Can IRF collect Zakat?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


In a proper Islamic State, it would be the duty of the State to collect the zakaah from the rich and distribute them amongst the poor and needy of the society. But today, since there is no proper Islamic State under which we live, it is upto the individual to distribute his zakaah dues according to the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.


Thus, today, the individual can either distribute the zakaah dues himself, or if he trusts an Islamic organization, there is no harm if he gives his zakaah to them for distribution. The IRF organization is indeed a reputable organization of honest god-fearing brothers dedicated to the propagation of the Truth of Islam. In my humble opinion, there is absolutely no harm in your giving the zakah dues to them for distribution.


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