Zakaat to a Mosque

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Q: Is donating money to a mosque regarded as zakaat?

A.
Zakaat may not be given towards the renovation/upkeep/maintenance of a Masjid. It must necessarily be given to a Muslim who is eligible for Zakaat. (Shaami V7 P226).

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai