Giving zakaah to a woman to buy a house for investment purposes
A woman bought a small building for investment purposes, and she still owes some of the price. Can she be given zakaah funds to pay off this debt, knowing that her husband is poor?
Praise be to Allaah.
If she is in need of this investment, there is nothing wrong with that. Otherwise she should sell the house and pay off the loan.
From the fatwas of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen for al-Da’wah magazine, issue no. 1762, p. 36