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    Question ID: 7591Country: India

    Title: If a person belonging to syed family wants to give his zakat to his relative who is also a syed. I think zakat should not be given to a syed family person. Hence, he has decided to give his zakat to a non-syed person and get back the zakat amount from him as gift. Then he handed over the gift amount to his syed relative. Is it correct procedure. pl. clarify.

    Question: If a person belonging to syed family wants to give his zakat to his relative who is also a syed. I think zakat should not be given to a syed family person. Hence, he has decided to give his zakat to a non-syed person and get back the zakat amount from him as gift. Then he handed over the gift amount to his syed relative. Is it correct procedure. pl. clarify.

    Answer ID: 7591Posted on: Aug 31, 2020

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1033/1033=M/1429)

     

    It was lawful to give Zakah to a non-syed person if he was entitled to receive it. Then, if he willingly gifted the amount to the syed donor and the syed gave the amount to his syed relative then it is right. But, it is not good for the syed to adopt this trick without exigent need to give Zakah amount to his syed relative.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India