The person entrusted to distribute Zakah should hasten in giving it to those who deserve it

Q 4: If a man gives me a sum of money to distribute (Part No. 10; Page No. 8) among the poor, and a whole lunar year passes without distributing the whole sum, will I get sin? Is it obligatory that Zakah (obligatory charity) be distributed before the elapse of a whole lunar year, knowing that I did not distribute the whole sum because I did not find those really deserving it?

A: It is mandatory upon whomever is assigned with distributing money of Zakah in the ways prescribed in Shari`ah (Islamic law) to hasten in giving it to those really deserving it as much as he can, even if he has to give it to the needy in another country.