Can zakah be given to welfare projects?

Q: Can zakāh be given to welfare projects?

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A: The dominant and more correct opinion is that zakāh revenues cannot be utilised for general projects such as water purification plants, building wells, etc.[1]

[1]For a detailed explanation, please read the Utilisation of Zakāh for Welfare Projects research paper at

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