Is it permissible to convert the money [extracted] for the Zakaah to tangible food items and other than that, and then distribute [that instead] to the poor and needy?
Should the weight printed on bags of rice [or other staple foods intended for zakaatul-fitr] be relied upon, or should they be weighed again?
As for the Shaykh’s car, then it was as if it were a camel carrying the brothers, because the Shaykh used to take them from one place to another in it.
What is better: [is it] to give zakaah to poor and needy relatives whom I am not financially responsible for, or that I give it to the poor and needy neighbour?
[Could you please offer] a word of guidance to those who are overly concerned [and preoccupied] with gathering wealth, and [in doing so] overlook [preparing for] the Hereafter?