• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 47502Country: India

    Title: ZAKAAT TO SAYED relative(Mammu)

    Question: I would like to know, as I heard that it is best to give zakah to your relative. I also heard that we cannot give zakah to a Sayyid. My relative is Sayyid. Can I give zakah to him? Since I have limited money for zakah, if I give him just for charity then I will not have money to pay the zakah.

    Answer ID: 47502

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1322/H-316/TH=10/1434) In this case also, it is not right to pay zakah. Their respect and honour demand that they should be supported with gift money instead of zakah though you have to cut short your expenses.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India