Is it haraam to invest zakah money in business
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what happend if one person invest the money of zakat in business it is haram i know but i wnt to confirm
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Is it haraam to invest zakaat money in business?
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If one on whom zakat is due, does not pay his zakat but invests it in his own business; then it would be considered that he has not paid his zakat, which is indeed a major sin in Islam.
But if one who is eligible to receive zakat, and he invests the zakat money he receives from another to start his business or invests in his business, then that is absolutely permissible.
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