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Is it compulsory to give the exact money as zakat?


Aoa, please guide me if someone gave me a 5000 rupees note as a niyat for Zakat to distribute amongst needy than am i bound to use the same 5000 note and distribute OR can i arrange seperate currency notes as change equivalent to 5000 so that i can distribute that zakat (change) in different people/purpose rather than giving that one note to ome person and utilize that particular note of 5000 that the other person gave me as zakat money for my personal spending. Is it compulsory to use the same note or i can replace it as pwr situation?


Assalamu Alaykum

Thank you for your Question

you can certainly break the money into smaller denominations and give out the zakat as you deem necessary.

hope this helps