Zakah on children
I would like to know if I have to pay zakaat on behalf of my children they have just over £300 in their bank account they are 13 years and over.
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Zakah only becomes obligatory once a person reaches puberty (Bulugh). If your children are Baaligh, it will be necessary for them to discharge Zakah on the amount that you have mentioned (which is more than the Nisaab at the time of writing this).
وشرط افتراضها عقل وبلوغ (الدر المختار (2/ 258)
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
Euro-Sunni & Islamic Research and Welfare Academy