Giving zakaat to a divorced woman

Q: If a lady is divorced with two kids, living on her own, working but earns minimum to pay rent /water/lights/groceries petrol etc. She has her own car but sells cars now with her brother and earns profits from there, not always a set amount but +- R1 000/R1 500 a car. Some months 3 cars and some months no cars. Can she receive zakaat?


A: If she possess wealth more than the nisaab amount, then she cannot be given zakaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)