Giving zakaat to one's sister who is in financial problems

Q: My sister's husband's income is not good. In a month sometimes it happens that they are hungry the whole day. On the other hand she has fridge, TV etc. Can I give her zakat money.

A: If she does not possess the nisaab amount, then you may assist her with zakaat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)