Paying for someone's plane ticket with zakaat money

Q: A family from Syria is eligible for zakaat. They wish to visit the birth of their grandson in another country. If someone pays for their plane ticket, can it be considered zakaat?

A: If they are eligible to receive zakaat and one paid for their ticket with the intention of giving them zakaat, the zakaat will be discharged.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)