• Prayers & Duties >> Zakat & Charity

    Question ID: 65951Country: pakistan

    Title: Can a father give his zakah to his son?

    Question: A father wants to give zakah to his son because he is jobless (the father) is in America and the son is studying with loan in his university. Can the father give zakah with this niyaat that the loan is fulfilled?

    Answer ID: 65951

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 965/992/L=09/1437)

    It is not lawful to give zakah to one’s son as zakah will not be paid. If the son is financially weak then he should be supported by some other ways. In-shaAllah, you shall get its best reward.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India