Spending of Sadqah money

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I am a working class man and I earn certain amount every month. From my earnings I fixed some amount to take out as a sadaqah. And sometimes if someone is sick in my house or I hear some bad news or I see bad dream I take out some amount for sadaqah. Now in my family there are some people that they are needy. They are my aunt and uncle. They are not zakah recipient because they got gold and some properties as well. But their income is in sufficient to live simple life. Can I spend my sadaqah money on them without telling them about sadaqah. If I tell them that this is sadaqah money they will not accept it. Please advise me.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1324/1323/SD=1/1439)


In the question mentioned above you may give nafl sadaqah to your uncle and aunt whether they are eligible for zakah or not. It is also not necessary to tell them that it is sadaqah.

أما الصدقة علىوجه الصلة والتطوع فلا بأس به ، وفي الفتاوى العتابية وكذلك يجوز النفل للغني. (الفتاوى التاتار خانية 3/ 214-211)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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