To spend Zakah (obligatory charity)

Q: We would like to know from you whether it is permissible to spend Zakah (obligatory charity) on the groups teaching Qur'anic memorization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, such as the Qur'anic Memorization Groups in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Riyadh, Al-Ta'if, and the Eastern Province, and on other committees and groups teaching Qur'anic memorization inside and outside (Part No. 10; Page No. 42)  the Kingdom. Is it permissible to give Zakah to these groups? According to the information we have, they give allowances to the teachers and to students as well. Please let us know whether it is permissible to spend Zakah on these groups or not? May Allah protect you and grant you success to work for the good and the best interest of the Muslims.

A: It is permissible to give Zakah to the teachers and students in these schools teaching the Glorious Qur'an if they are poor.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.