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Ruling 1996

A person can take from the ‘in the way of Allah’ portion of zakat for hajj, ziyārah,11 or suchlike, even if he is not poor or he has already taken an amount of zakat that is equal to his annual living expenses, provided that going for hajj, ziyārah, or suchlike is in the general public interest, and, based on obligatory precaution, he has obtained permission from a fully qualified jurist for using zakat in this way.

11 Ziyārah is a visitation to the place of burial of a holy personality or to a holy place.