Question: Is it necessary to make an intention when discharging Zakaat?

Answer: At the time of giving Zakaat to a poor person, one must have the intention in his heart that he is giving this money as Zakaat. If he merely gives it without making an intention, the Zakaat will not be fulfilled. The person will have to give Zakaat again and he will be rewarded separately for the money that he has already given. [Behishti Zewar Page 336]
And Allah Knows Best

Yusuf Moosagie

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