• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 46379Country: OM

    Title: Zakat for father in law

    Question: I want to know can I give zakah money to my father-in-law. Also can I spend zakah money for the treatment of my father-in-law?

    Answer ID: 46379

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1007/1007/M=1434) If your sasur (father-in-law) is eligible to receive zakah, you may give him zakah money. You should give the zakah amount in the complete possession of your sasur in case he is eligible for zakah since tamlik (giving in possession) is a condition for the payment of zakah. Then if he gives you the amount for his treatment you may spend it for his treatment. You should not use it in his treatment on your own. Yes, you may give him medicine purchased with zakah money.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India