Buying goods and distributing them among the poor as Zakah
Q: Your Eminence, we would like to ask you about using some of the Zakah money to buy various foodstuff and commodity aid, such as blankets and clothing, and distributing them to poor Muslim areas, such as
and the Afghani Mujahidin (persons striving/fighting in the Cause of Allah). Particularly as food is not readily available at reasonable prices in these countries or it is not available at all, and, when it is available, it is offered at prices higher than that we could send them. We need your advice in this concern. May Allah reward you with the best.
If the situation is as you mentioned, then there is no harm in that, as it is for the good of those who have a right to Zakah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.