Can I give Zakat to my sister who possesses jewelry that reaches the value of nisab but has no source of income?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

One of my sister is having jewellary of about 110 gms which above the limit of nesab i.e she is saheb nisab. But she is poor and have not any source of incone to cover her expenses. I wish to give some amount of zakat. To her but she is not accepting that she is saheb nesab. This jewellary was inhereted by her mother. It is possible for me give zakat to her pls advice. Thank you


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

No, you cannot give Zakat to your sister because her jewelry reaches the amount of nisab even though she does not have a source of income. [i]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best,

Mufti Sohail ibn Arif,
Assistant Mufti, Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


لا يجوز دفع الزكاة إلى من يملك نصابا أي مال كان دنانير أو دراهم أو سوائم أو عروضا للتجارة أو لغير التجارة [i]

 فاضلا عن حاجته في جميع السنة

 الفتاوى الهندية، ١/ ١٨٩