Is it permissible to delay the payment of due Zakah (obligatory charity) to seek out those really deserving it?
In fact, it is now difficult to make sure whether there are actually poor and needy persons in the actual linguistic and Shar`y (Islamic legal) senses of the words.
It is permissible to delay the payment of due Zakah on account of the purpose mentioned above in the question. As such, it will be more precautionary so that one might be free from accountability and that rights might reach those really deserving them.May Allah grant us success. May blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!