The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1994

A person cannot purchase the Qur’an, religious books, or books of supplications (duʿāʾs) from the ‘in the way of Allah’ portion of zakat and give them as a charitable endowment (waqf) unless the general public benefit necessitates it, and, based on obligatory precaution, he gets authorisation from a fully qualified jurist.