To spend the Zakah (obligatory charity) money

Q : Is it permissible to pay Zakah (obligatory charity) to one serving Allah's Cause in spite of the presence of the six categories of people entitled to receive Zakah mentioned in the Noble Ayah: As-Sadaqât (here it means Zakât) are only for the Fuqarâ’ (poor), and the Masâkin (needy) and those employed to collect (the funds), and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islâm), and to free the captives, and for those in debt, and for Allâh’s Cause, and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything) ? Is it permissible for one serving Allah's Cause to use the money to build Masjids (mosques) and schools in spite of the presence of the six categories mentioned and the fact that they are in need of money?

A: It is permissible to pay Zakah to any of the eight categories mentioned in the Ayah of Surah At-Tawbah. The exact definition, which the Ayah reveals, is only meant to specify the proper channels of Zakah but this does not mean that all of them must take of each Zakah paid. As for spending the money of Zakah on building Masjids, this is not permissible.May Allah grant us success. May Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, and Companions!