Can a daughter give her zakaat to her widowed mother who lives of a state grant?

Ref:zak013/07

October 2007

Q: Can a daughter give her zakaat to her widowed mother who lives of a state grant?

A:




One cannot discharge one’s Zakaah by giving the Zakaah to one’s parents. The parents should be assisted with alternate funds.

 

Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
 
I concur with the answer:
Mufti Zubair Bayat

Ameer, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre