Giving zakaat to one's brother

Q: We have a joint family system. I am financially stable but my elder brother is struggling to survive. He is married and his wife shares a kitchen with us.

My question is can i give Zakat to my elder brother? As i said we have a shared kitchen, so I'm afraid if i give Zakat to my elder brother and with that money he brings some food, so that food will be halal for me? Even though it is not my intention that my brother bring food and share with us, but if some day it happens then what should i do?

A: Yes, you can give him zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)