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Zakat to handicapped relatives…. June 20, 2007

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Zakat to handicapped relatives….

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath Academy Teacher

you please tell me if I can give my zakat to two handicapped sisters of
mine living with my old father in Morrocco. They are about 40 years of
age and not married, moreover, it is my brother who has to provide for
them all and his own wife because my father is now too old and weak
(walakin elhamdoulilah). Can you please help me?

Wa‘alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah,

can give your zakat to your sisters. In fact, you would have several
separate rewards for this: (1) the reward of giving zakat; (2) the
reward of taking care of your immediate relatives; and (3) the reward
of assisting those in need. This would make such a zakat payment–when
made sincerely for the sake of Allah–truly great in reward.

The giver cannot materially benefit from giving their zakat. As
such, one cannot give zakat to one’s parents, children, or
spouse, because benefits between these people are shared. [Ibn Abidin
and Haskafi, Radd al-Muhtar `ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar 2.2-4; Ibn al-Humam
and Marghinani, Fath al-Qadir Sharh al-Hidaya ]

Please see the following links:

Paying Zakat to One’s Wife 

Zakat: Article, Calculation, Salafis, Relatives, and more

Can we pay zakat to a newly converted Muslim even if he or she is not ”miskeen” or poor?

Can zakat be given to a mosque?

Can zakat be given to one’s needy brother or sister

Parents paying zakat

You may also find the following links to be of benefit:


What is the definition of zakat?

When is Zakat Due?

Zakat: giving to poor, what is it due on,
and when?

Various Zakat Questions

If My Dad paid Zakat On My Behalf


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