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    Question ID: 168552Country: India

    Title: Can I pay zakat to my sister

    Question: One of my sister living alone from her husband because she has given birth only girls therefore her husband doesn't treat her in good manner and doesn't pay her for expenses we tried so many times to send her back and she have gone many time but now she is saying she can't live with him more, so can I pay her my zakah she have some savings about 20,000 to 30,000 and she is living in rented house. Is it important to tell her that this is zakah money or without informing her about zakah I can give her money.

    Answer ID: 168552

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 344/458/SD=06/1440)


    If your sister is not sahib-e-nisab, i.e. she does not own cash equal to the cost of 52.5 tola silver or the nisab of gold or silver or some gold and silver with some cash money whose price reaches to the nisab then in such a case you can give zakah to your sister. And for the payment of zakah it is not mandatory to mention that it is zakah amount, you can give her without telling her.


    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India