Giving Zakah to the Poor and Destitute to perform the Hajj

Reference: ad-Durar an-Naadhirah fil-Fataawa al-Mu’aasirah – Page 440

Question: If a poor and destitute person has not performed the obligatory hajj due to his financial inability to do so, in this case is it permissible to give him [funds] from the zakaah in order to facilitate his performing the obligatory hajj himself?

Response: There is no harm in giving the poor and destitute [funds] from the zakaah which will assist him in [performing] the hajj; And may Allaah grant everyone success.

حج الفقير

المرجع: الدرر الناضرة في الفتاوى المعاصرة – ص440

السؤال: أذا كان الشخص لم يحج حجة الإسلام حيث إنه غير قادر على مؤونة الحج و هو فقير ففي هذه الحالة هل يجوز أن يعطى من الزكاة من أجل أن يقوم بأداء فريضة الحج عن نفسه؟

الجواب: لا بأس أن يعطى الفقير من الزكاة ما يساعده على الحج، وفق الله الجميع.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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