Zakat - Can it be Given to Family Members?
  • Question:

    Can we give Zakat to family members?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Zakat can be given to family members provided they are:

    • Muslim
    • Not obligated to pay Zakat themselves
    • Not the spouse of the person paying Zakat
    • Not among the descendants or ancestors, whether paternal or maternal of the person paying Zakat

    (See: Mukhtaṣar al Qudūrī)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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