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Q: Many organizations fundraise on the basis that they can accept zakat to fund their organization based on the stipulation of fi sabil lillah. If a person has given their zakat based on this to such organizations and after years found out that it was wrong, do they have to redistribute their zakat?

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Yes, the Zakaat is not discharged and needs to be given out correctly. Generally organisations are representatives of those giving Zakaat and one's Zakaat is not discharged if the Zakaat is not discharged correctly by the organization. Hence, one needs to see the credentials and reliability of the organization when giving out one's Zakaat and more importantly ensure that the are guided and overseen by reliable Ulama that one has confidence in.

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