• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 46426Country: India

    Title: Zakah

    Question: Can we give zakah to our Sayyid relatives? My Khala and Khalu are very poor; lives alone though not have any son, their daughters married. They do not have any source of income; we/people use to donate periodically for living.

    Answer ID: 46426

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1025/1025/M=1434) It is not lawful to give zakah to a Sayyid. If your khala and khalu are Sayyid you should help them with other funds and if they are not Sayyid then you may give them zakah money. ولا إلى بنى هاشم ... وجازت التطوعات من الصدقات وغلۃ الأوقاف لهم اى لبني هاشم .(در مختار)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India