Q 1: Is it permissible
to pay Zakah (obligatory charity) to workers of a business organization,
knowing that some of them are needy and are not citizens of
of Saudi Arabia?
It is permissible to the poor Muslims among them, even if they are not citizens of Saudi Arabia. However, the money given to them as Zakah should not be considered part of their regular incentives and allowances, nor should it be regarded as a means of stimulating the workers in the organization to work more and achieve more profits.