Zakat for Injured Animal


Is permissible to used zakat money to treat injured animal?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible to use zakat for the treatment of injured animals.

Zakat is to be paid to a humanbeing who is a Muslim and who is poor and needy as defined by Shariah. [i]


And Allah knows best.

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

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[i]مشكاة المصابيح (1 / 570):

وَعَن ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ: فَرَضَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ زَكَاةَ الْفِطْرِ طُهْرَ الصِّيَامِ مِنَ اللَّغْوِ وَالرَّفَثِ وَطُعْمَةً لِلْمَسَاكِينِ. رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُد