• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 147299Country: India

    Title: Where to use zakah money?

    Question: Can I participate zakah money in marriage dinner of one of my relative? After involving my zakah money in dinner party of marriage, can I eat that dinner in which my zakah is also involved in that marriage dinner party?

    Answer ID: 147299

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 353/326/M=3/1438)

    If the relative who is going to marry is poor and eligible to receive zakah and you hand over zakah to him and give it into his complete possession then your zakah shall be paid. Further, if that poor relative invites you in marriage party, you may attend it and eat therein. The ruling changes when the ownership changes. But it is not correct to feed with the zakah money directly without giving it into his complete possession. If that relative is not eligible to receive zakah, then it is not lawful to give him zakah.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India